One of the advantages of being a political observer-participant who is a Republican Precinct Committeeman is that most candidates send invitations to their events. Here is the most recent:
Some of you know me very well. We have walked in parades, worked the fair, or have gone door to door together. For those of you who don’t know me, I am Barbara Wheeler, a McHenry County Board member since 2002.
Last year, I decided not to run for re-election to the board.
With the remap of all of the legislative districts in Illinois, the 64th State House District is an open seat without an incumbent.
I am writing to let you know why I am running for this open seat in the General Assembly.
The upcoming election in 2012 offers us a tremendous opportunity to send more Republicans to Springfield.
I know the people of the 64th district in Lake and McHenry Counties are fed up with the disastrous policies of Governor Quinn and Speaker Madigan.They are fed up with the 66% tax increase that was passed this year, with the huge debt and the complete and total lack of pension reform. We can do better, and that is why I am running.
For people that know me, they would tell you I am a hard worker and that I keep my word.
I pledge to you that if I am fortunate enough to have the honor to serve in Springfield, I will be a voice for your values and that I will always be willing to listen to your input and ideas on how we can make our community and Illinois a better place to live, raise our families, and do business.
In the coming weeks I will be calling you to formally discuss the seat and ask you for your input, advice and support.
For now, with this letter, I just want to say hello and tell you that I look forward to meeting with you, and seeing you along the campaign trail.
I have enclosed some further information with this email. If you would like to contact me, please feel free to call me at (815) 245-4556 or email me at email@example.com.
Also attached is my Kick Off Invite, Friday July 29, 6 – 9pm. (Please note the time change.) Please feel free to share.