I asked for a Will County take on Democrat Jack Franks’ claim that Will County taxes were lower than McHenry County taxes and Republican Party Chairman Edward Ronkowski sent me the following email:
“In a nutshell, Will County taxes are cheaper that McHenry County taxes because the Republican dominated Will County Board repeatedly rejects the Democrat County Executive’s attempts to “raise taxes to the max”.
“Your county is dominated by Republicans, and a Republican County Board.
“A county executive form of government would allow a popular Democrat to get elected County Executive and thwart a conservative agenda of low taxes, supporting the Second Amendment, and supporting family values.
“Here in Will County, we Republicans regret voting in a county executive form of government.
“Our Democrat County executive uses the zoning department to harass gun stores, gun ranges, and FFL licensed people who sell guns out of their own homes.
“He used his veto authority to ram through a map that might result in a Democrat controlled county board in a Republican County.
“If you want McHenry County to follow in the steps of Will County, support the referendum.
“If you want lower taxes, a Republican county board, and a conservative agenda in government, fight the county executive form of government referendum.
“Edward Ronkowski, Will County Republican Chairman”