While Quist said he supports property tax relief and the concept of state aid for outstate cities to ease property tax burdens, he isn’t sure the state can afford it unless savings can be found in the budget.
“The question is, were are you going to get the money?” he said. “Would I support increasing the sales tax to do that? Probably not.”
The Free Press published profiles on candidates Tim Gieseke in Thursday's edition and Clark Johnson in Friday's edition. Both stories are also on this website.