Meet Allen Skillicorn

Real Deal Reformer


Allen Skillicorn has deep roots in the Fox River Valley. Heather and Allen live in East Dundee with their 9-year-old Doberman, adopted from a local rescue. His grandfather worked as a janitor at Crystal Lake South High School. Allen’s mother, April, was a special education teacher in School District 300 and later served pre-school children as director of the Crystal Lake Head Start program. Heather and Allen attend Fox Valley Church in West Dundee.


As a trustee for the Village of East Dundee, Allen worked to keep the property tax levy frozen since he was first elected in 2011. This work combined with local economic growth has dramatically dropped village property taxes per home.

As State Representative, Allen has worked legislation to oppose any and all tax hikes, lower taxes, and reform pensions, the biggest driver of higher taxes in Illinois.

Allen has been endorsed by Tax Accountability. Tax Accountability is the Political Action arm of Taxpayers United of America.


Despite Illinois’ challenging economic climate, East Dundee’s downtown has attracted $14 million in private/public investment. With Allen’s help, East Dundee has lowered taxes, increased services, and reinvested in infrastructure.

Skillicorn has also emphasized greater government accountability. He led the way in getting important records and financial information posted regularly on East Dundee’s village website and lead the effort to overturn a Gubernatorial Veto of the Debt Transparency Acy.

Allen’s success led to his endorsements from the Technology & Manufacturing Association and the National Federation of Independent Business.


Skillicorn currently serves as Vice-Chair for the Kane County Republican Party. A former congressional candidate, Marine Colonel Larry Kaifesh, said Allen has “a unique ability to bring people together.” As a party leader, he’s helped countless republican campaigns and defeated many tax hike referendums.

Allen has also received the Trifecta of Endorsements by the Northwest Herald, Daily Herald, and Chicago Tribune in past election cycles. 


“Allen is a hard-working problem solver. I’m proud to support him for State Representative.”

-Thomas Hartwell, Kane County Circuit Clerk

“Allen is an honest man with a servant’s heart.”

-Conservative Elgin City Councilman Toby Shaw

“Four years ago when I ran as a Hispanic Republican against the House Democrat Budget Leader, many Republicans turned their back and said I couldn’t win.”

“Allen was there for me on election day and I’m proud to volunteer for him. Please vote for this guy!

-Ramiro Juárez, Public School Teacher

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