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.