OKAWVILLE – Between a farmer and a disabled veteran, who's more deserving of taxpayer subsidies may become the question GOP voters in the 108th House District decide in the March 20th primary.
Incumbent state Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) – who farms corn, soybean and wheat when he's not at the Capitol received more than $700,000 in federal farm subsidies between 1995 and 2016, an average of about $31,858 a year, the Belleville News Democrat reports.
Meier's challenger in next month's primary is Madison County Board member Donald Moore, 60, of Troy, who retired from the Marines in 2000. Illinois allows veterans disabled over 70% an annual property tax exemption. For Moore that means he doesn't have to pay about $8000 a year in property taxes.
They just may cancel each other out in the 108th GOP nominee race.
More in the Belleville News Democrat.