Wednesday, May 23rd

Cathy Myers(Photo: Handout photo)

Democratic congressional candidate Cathy Myers has been living in Janesville for about a decade.

But that didn't stop Myers, who is seeking to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, from getting a $6,000-per-year tax deduction on her home in Rockton, Ill., for nearly half that time. 

Myers, 55, said in a statement that she will ask a specialist to review the issue to see if she was eligible for the tax exemption. She noted that she raised her two children at the Rockton residence. 

"My taxes were filed based on the advice of a licensed tax attorney," Myers wrote. "I am seeking a second opinion to review those filings. If there are any adjustments that need to be made, I will, of course, make them. "

Myers received an "owner-occupied exemption" on her Illinois property until 2012, Winnebago County treasurer online records show. That exemption totaled $6,000 each year for her home, the records show.