He calls himself “non-partisan” and “from the center,” but my McHenry County Eye has detected a Democratic Party leaning from the blogster who calls himself “Lake County Eye.”
But he found his almost $1.2 million new home on Coneflower Drive, purchased in 2008, and published an aerial photo of it.
He also ferreted out the salary of Tom Cross’ Budget Director–about $106.000.
The base salary for a state representative is $67,836, so Gaffney is taking quite a pay cut by stepping into the public eye.
This is still further evidence that people seek pubic office for more than the money.
As Ray Humphries, the head of the Republican National Committee’s field operations in 1968 told a campaign management school at Illinois College, told those in attendance, people are motivated by the three “P'”:
It’s not phonetic, but we’re talking power, prestige and money.