In Illinois, the powerful have protected the powerful for far too long. Whether it was former Attorney General Lisa Madigan protecting Mike Madigan and his political machine or Kwame Raoul protecting JB Pritzker, the lack of true checks and balances between the governor’s office and the attorney general’s office has created a system where insiders are untouchable and the people of Illinois get hurt.
Tom DeVore is running for office to be a check on unchecked power and corruption. As a private practice lawyer, his legal arguments were simple – follow the law. As Attorney General, he will make sure that those in power follow the same laws they pass for the rest of us.
Governor Pritzker’s top-down approach to government left parents with no voice in decisions being made about their children’s health. When no one else would stand up to question the Governor, Tom DeVore stood with parents to demand an Illinois court weigh in on the constitutionality of the Governor’s orders. As a result, parents got back some of the power Governor Pritzker tried to take away.
Law enforcement officers and first responders in the City of Chicago are critical to maintaining public safety. When Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded that they blindly submit to her vaccination orders over their own medical considerations and conscientious objections, Tom DeVore stood up. He defended our first responders’ right to make their own health decisions.
Tom DeVore stood up to protect state workers in the IL Department of Corrections from being subject to unconstitutional vaccine mandates and testing policies.
Together we can take back our communities and restore American values.
I want to Educate, Empower, and Equip the PEOPLE to take back their government and restore law and order.
Those in power should have to play by the same rules they set for the rest of us.
Illinois is the most corrupt state in the nation. This is a leadership problem. Therefore, it can be changed with new leadership. As Attorney General, Tom DeVore will be an independent watchdog for the people of Illinois – just as he was in private practice.
Tom will restore law and order, and ensure our law enforcement officers have the resources, training and support they need to keep our communities safe.
Tom is a Southern Illinois Attorney who has spent the past 2 years educating, empowering, and equipping the PEOPLE with the necessary tools to fight government overreach and mandates. Tom is known for his battles in the courtroom, fighting to keep small businesses open and challenging Governor J.B. Pritzker’s mask mandate in schools.
Tom spent a portion of his childhood in a poverty-stricken trailer park in Southern Illinois, living a relatively simple life. As a young boy, he often thought about what it would take to make it to the other side. Yet, the same passion and perseverance that Tom displays today are what allowed him to break through the barriers he thought existed as a child.
As a constitutional attorney, Tom knows the power of government is with the PEOPLE. “We cannot rely on a single branch of government to protect the fabric of our great nation.” Although Tom often battles in the courtroom, his true passion is to educate, empower, and equip the PEOPLE with the necessary resources to ensure we remain a government of the people, for the people, by the people.