Three Election Promises Kept

I would like to start by saying thank you to everyone who voted in the February 28th election.  We made it.  Frankly, I asked all of you to “trust me” with my campaign for Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner.  I made many promises and now it is time to start fulfilling those promises.  The first three promises I want to fulfill are:

  • I promised I would not take the Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Healthcare Plan
  • I promised I would not take the Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner politician pension plan (IMRF)
  • I promised I would not be a double dipper and hold two elected offices at once

I am keeping my promises to you.

I just received this in the mail and I will be dropping it off tomorrow at the township.  As you can see I have declined the politician pension plan.  Politicians taking defined benefit retirement plans are bankrupting Illinois.  I also refused the politician healthcare plan.  This is not a cadillac plan… it is more like a Lamborghini Aventador.  I will keep my VA healthcare plan as an honorably retired US Air Force Officer.

I also resigned from the McHenry County Board effective May 14th, 2017.  You can read about it here in the Northwest Herald.

I do not say these things to boast.  I say these things because a few were so vocal and critical of me accusing me of “not telling the truth”.   I am telling you all the truth.  As my friend Demetri says, “the proof is in the pudding.”

Hold me accountable as I continue to ask you for your support and your trust.  Please trust me… but verify.

Finally, I would like to squash the rumor about Mr. Miller and I arguing at Bill Prim’s fundraiser.  I bought him a Heineken and we talked shop like two responsible men.  Bob has asked me to call him with any questions I have – and I have.  There will be those who continue to feed off of the drama and innuendo but I urge you to put it all aside.  We all want a vibrant township.