The following expresses the position of Mary Margaret Maule, the Democratic Party County Board candidate in District 4, on the County Executive referendum put forth by State Rep. Jack Franks:
“I have walked numerous precincts and the voters of McHenry County District 4 are in favor of this referendum.
“I am in favor of this referendum because the people of my district say they want more direct control over the leadership of their county board. It has been overwhelmingly supported by every citizen I spoke to.
“I am running to represent the views of the citizens of District 4 and therefore I am in favor of it.
“I am a public servant.
“I am running to represent the people of my district.”
The two incumbent McHenry County Board Democrats have come out against the proposal, as has the Democratic Party candidate for County Board in District 1.