Real News in Algonquin Township

I am optimistic about the upcoming election!  We as Republicans we are fighting for the soul of our local party.  We have some big decisions to make and I just wanted to add to the signal and reduce the noise.

Some are even decrying that there is false information going around.  Except it isn’t.  The cognitive dissonance – especially here in Algonquin Township.  I am asking you to trust me – but verify me.

Highway Commissioner Salaries

Jamie Weinberg asked about a comparison of salaries for highway commissioner.  Jamie, here you go.

In 2015 the McHenry County Board held a special task force on township consolidation.  Here is the data which you should download from the official McHenry County website:

https://www.co.mchenry.il.us/home/showdocument?id=51706 – Page 1

Here is a simple screen shot of the data provided by the county from most expensive salary to least.

Not listed on this is the truck the my opponent used to drive home nightly.  Ever since I announced my candidacy you will see it parked at the township nightly.  However, none of the purchase orders are online.  This is part of my transparency project I will bring to the township.  I think if we are spending money on big ticket items you should be able to review them as well.  This is only common sense, don’t you think?

Tax Cuts

Bob never announced his 10 percent tax cut until I announced my candidacy.  Somehow he found a way to cut 10 percent in FY 18 and FY 19.   How convenient.  Here, this is from his own campaign website:

Meanwhile I have been trying like heck to cut spending and reduce property taxes.  Here is some #RealNews:

Chicago Tribune

Northwest Herald

I have been saying this since 2013 and I will continue to use my station inside the county to make sure everyone hears it.

I know so many of you want to leave Illinois.  You tell me when we chat at the door.

Politicians never cut levies unless they feel threatened politically.  The same can be said for Nunda and McHenry Townships where career politicians are being primaried by folks who never wanted to do this.  That is why so many of us, including myself, are term limiting ourselves.   I wanted to stick to writing space policy.   Everyone was afraid to confront the career politicians.

Many people are reading this and are quietly reading this and thinking “Oh My God Andrew I cannot believe you are saying this!”  Why?  It is the truth.

I do not have any personal grudge in this.  I just think nepotism inside our local Republican Party is wrong.  I think a lot of local politicians who have condoned this in the past and are supporting it now are going to have to answer to the voters.  How can we as Republicans say we are for lower property taxes when we say its ok to put a $398k nepotism tax on a township?

It is wrong and we all know it.