Press Release: STATEMENT FROM LANCE TYSON State Representative Candidate of the 10th Legislative District

For Immediate Release

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Nadja P. Lalvani, Communication Director
(630) 796-1571



State Representative Candidate of the 10th Legislative District

CHICAGO, Ill.–“Today, the Illinois State Board of Elections decided that my opponent Derrick Smith is once again most likely on the wrong side of the law. The determination from this regulatory body is that there is ‘justifiable grounds to hold a hearing’ on yet another violation of the Illinois Campaign Finance Act.

Smith continues his blatant disregard of the law, of rules and basically, anyone other than himself. There is a pattern of total indifference to authority. He was fired from his job at the city for shaking down local business owners and using city workers for his private profit. He was caught on tape accepting a $7,000 bribe meant for what he thought was a child care facility.

This regulatory body has already judged him in violation of this same Act for misuse of campaign funds, and he was fined $15,000 for his offenses.

The voters and the people deserve so much more. If we cannot trust this man to run a legal campaign, how can we trust him in Springfield? The 10th district deserves someone who will fight to bring jobs to the community, not someone who is fighting to stay out of jail.”

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About Lance Tyson: Lance Tyson is the Unity Party Candidate for State Representative of the 10th Legislative District, seeking to replace indicted and ousted former Representative Derrick Smith. Lance is endorsed by virtually every Democratic leader in the State of Illinois and is the considered to be the REAL DEMOCRAT in the 10th District race.  He worked hand in hand with President Barack Obama to create 75,000 jobs in the community and will bring considerable experience in public finance to Springfield where he will advocate for the families of the 10th district.  For more information please visit


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