Modernization is literally the wave of the future, or the wave to the future anyway – and we can either choose to ride it, unsteadily at times to be sure, or we will get dumped by it and left behind. Modernization is what has driven great people and great ideas to constantly strive to make America the land of opportunity and the world leader in fields from automobiles to aircraft, computing to cell phones, and medical and military advances that are second to none. From Edison and Ford to Jobs and Bezos, we are at our best when we look for new ways to improve our lives and our communities. In all the issues I face as your representative in Will County, I will look to ways that grow opportunities for all, implementing changes that look ahead and function as investments in our future.