Editor's note: Early voting for the June 28 primary started May 19. The State Journal-Register asked some candidates in contested races to answer questions related to the office they seek.
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Agriculture is one of downstate Illinois' biggest industries. What key changes would you seek in federal ag policy to benefit Illinois farmers?
I would BAN the sale of farmland to foreigners and allow the American people that have paid into Social Security invest some of those funds to purchase any farmland that is available for sale.
Toxic political polarization has permeated the landscape. How will you work to heal the divide?
Full and radical transparency and exposing the truth.
In 2020, a record 45,222 people died from gun injuries in the U.S. including suicide and murder, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. What, if anything, should be done to control guns?
We do not have a gun problem.
This article originally appeared on State Journal-Register: IL primary election: Robert 'Bobby' Piton, US Senate candidate Q+A