Pam Fender got a taste of what the Grafton Township Supervisor does while put in as Township Administrator by the Township Trustees, who considered no other applicant.
Fender’s appointment and attempted usurpation of the Supervisor’s power led to Linda Moore’s filing her Separation of Powers suit, which resulted in Fender’s ouster from the Supervisor-replacement job by Judge Michael Caldwell. (Read the entire decision here.)
Now, Huntley Trustee Pam Fender has announced her candidacy for Supervisor in the following letter:
Letter to Grafton Township
August 28, 2012
Dear Grafton Township Voters,
I, Pam Fender, am announcing my candidacy for the office of Grafton Township Supervisor. Every step of my political and personal life has played an important role in supporting the future growth and development of our community. My many leadership opportunities have lead me on the path to run for Grafton Township Supervisor. My goals have always been to help others and steer our community to be the best it can be. I hope I can count on you for your support and vote.
During the past 4 years, many Americans have struggled with this horrible economy. I understand what it is like to lose everything you have worked for. Many of us are working to build our life’s back. Instead of being bitter, I vowed to work harder and to help those less fortunate than me. I have done countless hours of volunteer work in our community during this time of an uncertain employment landscape. I have learned that I am a very lucky woman having a loving family, great friends and a wonderful community. I do make a positive impact on the people in my community.
My organizational talents and hard work significantly make lives better. During the Green Trees Apartment Landscape project, I found out that two senior residents needed new glasses. I contacted our local Sun City Lions Club and with the help of a local optician, Kaye Eye Care, the seniors were served with dignity. I will continue to reach out to all community groups, businesses and religious organizations for the improvement of Grafton Township.
As the Grafton Township Supervisor, I will peaceably engage other government entities to work together in positive ways to address township issues for a higher level of living for our residents. My goal is to improve existing programs and provide new important community services.
The Grafton Bus service not only needs to continue, it needs to become more user-friendly, adding times and routes to fit our resident’s needs. The Senior Bingo is a great day out, but with greater cooperation it can be a better quality event. There should be only one Grafton Food Pantry. Together, we the collective Grafton community, should do everything we can to help out those who really need a helping hand. We have had great programs at Grafton Township, these need to continue, but we need to add more.
I have worked hard for the betterment of Huntley for many years. I am now ready for the next chapter, to improve the reputation and quality of life for all Grafton Township residents. I have the experience required to provide the township with growth and act as a change agent for the township citizens. I will plan for the community’s future and find solutions to present-day problems. I hope you will vote for me on February 26th and again on April 9th.
Thank you for your faith in me.
Other candidates are incumbent Linda Moore and Republican Precinct Committeeman Marty Waitzman. Both are running as Republicans. Fender’s announcement does not indicate whether she is running as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent or on a third party ticket. The Village Trustee post she currently holds is non-partisan.