Friends and Neighbors,
It is the last election, the 2013 general, and there are so many issues and people running for office. These are the people I will be voting for – I hope you will as well. For our township government, everyone is unopposed. I will be voting for all of the candidates from supervisor to trustee.
For me, personally, I am endorsing Bruce Kaplan for mayor of Cary. He is someone we elected in 2011 to be one of our village trustees and he has done an exemplary job. He is a businessman with integrity who will bring a business mindset to the office of mayor. Bruce is a fiscally responsible individual, a friend, and neighbor of Cary for over 38 years and understands the issues that affect the village.
We have three excellent candidates for McHenry County College Board: Erik Sivertsen, Tom Wilbeck, and Chris Jenner. I like these candidates because they are all OPPOSED TO MCC ISSUING BONDS WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL! You see, the current board wants to raise your taxes without you even having a say. I feel this is wrong… especially for an estimated $45 million dollar expenditure. This would raise your property taxes enormously. Erik, Tom, and Chris will work together as a team to improve the educational experience at MCC while maintaining the bottom line.
There is a proposition on the ballot that I simply cannot support. The proposition would create yet another taxing body in our county. The body will begin taxing your home at $31 per for every $100,000 on the value of your home. In this economy, we simply cannot afford this. Many people asked me how to lower their taxes – vote. Voting no on this proposition does not make you a bad person. We all want to help those who need it. We have record foreclosures (34 in Cary in the month of February) occurring right now. Voting for this proposition will not only bury these families further into indebtedness, but will cause more economic hardship for those who are struggling to get by. I will respectfully “VOTE NO” to this proposition.
In closing, I want to thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I have picked candidates and sided on issues that fight to keep governmental spending to a minimum while we work through this economy. There are other important issues in Cary that need attention. I hope you search the web and validate not only what I have presented, but also find information on those other important races.
Early voting starts on March 26th and I encourage you all to early vote at the Algonquin Township Hall on Route 14. Make sure you bring a friend as well!
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