Leslie Schermerhorn introduced herself to the Public Health and Human Services Committee this morning.
As McHenry County Blog readers learned exclusively nine days ago, Leslie Schermerhorn qualifies under the stringent educational and professional requirements set by law.
The previous person proposed for the position had the technical and party qualifications, but was found to have a criminal record.
After presenting her qualifications and goals for the office, Schermerhorn was asked by Public Health and Human Services Committee member Donna Kurtz if she had a criminal record.
Schermerhorn reported she had had such a background check last year and had passed.
The attorney added,
“I can assure you I’ve never been arrested,” then pausing, showed her sense of h humor by saying, “other than the three husbands I have buried in my backyard.”
Schermerhorn lives in Bull Valley.
The daughter of retired Republican Judge Thomas Schermerhorn, Leslie Schermerhorn has a recent record of voting Republican, which is also a legal requirement, since she will be replacing Joe Williams, who was elected on the Republican Party ticket in 2010.
Among topics brought up by Schermerhorn were the growing diversity of the school age population, for which she pointed out her experience in her Chicago school had prepared her.
She also used the “consolidation” word, pointing to school districts with just one school. [Riley, Wonder Lake and Fox River Grove came to my mind.]
Schermerhorn’s candidacy was approved unanimously and will go before the McHenry County Board next Tuesday night.
She said she could start May 1st, but “I’m not leaving my school in the lurch,” she assured the committee members.