Ex-School Board Member Who Broke Income Disclosure Law Appointed to His Own Vacancy in McHenry Grade School District 15
All elected officials are required to file it annually.
Lots of notice is given.
District 15 School Board member Patrick Miller ignored those letters of reminder and missed the deadline.
Before he was removed from office, he resigned.
He, among four others applied for the vacancy.
Here’s an observation of what happened from someone on the scene:
Of four candidates who submitted their resumes and letters of intent to stand for appointment to the D15 School Board in McHenry, one Debra Hanlon emerged with impeccable credentials.
Two other community members,
- Erik Sivertsen and
- Deb Smith,
applied for the appointment, showing the drive and determination to step-up when the call went out.
Unfortunately, four board members felt compelled to appoint the same board member, Patrick Miller, who is alleged to have broken election law, ignored numerous requests for information from officials, and was ultimately forced by the State’s Attorney to resign or face prosecution.
Of the two remaining board members, one voted for Hanlon, the other abstained.
Breakdown as follows:
Paul Santopadre Miller Mike Hetterman Miller John O’Neil Hanlon Kim Qualls Abstain Ted Pillow Miller Melanie Orendorf Miller
At the end of the day, it appears that it is politics as usual at McHenry’s D15.
Another source tells me that Miller did not show up for the meeting.