Donna Kurtz goes to the defense of conservative McHenry County Board members Ersel Schuster and Diane Evertsen against the attacks of Jack Franks’ union-backed Democrat Ryan Heuser in an open letter below:
The recent attack hit pieces directed toward County Board members Diane Evertsen and Ersel Schuster was filled with so many absurd fabrications that I felt it needed to be addressed.
With that in mind I would like to provide my perspective of what I have observed of Mrs. Schuster and Mrs. Evertsen over the last two years that I have worked with them on the County Board.
They work hard, and do their homework. If that homework involves meeting and hearing out constituent concerns, or conducting research, or going to additional county board committee meetings, then that is what is done.
They have been tax fighters from the first moment they respectively stepped out on the board floor.
Their commitment to lower taxes stems from the principled approach that I have seen them take with every vote that they make as County Board members.
Mrs. Schuster’s leadership on greater accountability for Board Members has been well documented. She advocated both a per diem per meeting and an attendance tracking system as a means to ensure that board members were being held accountable for doing their job.
Mrs. Schuster has actively engaged in ensuring funds for human services are appropriately spent for those with the greatest need.
Both ladies have led the fight for their constituents on issues such as Alden Road, Fleming Road, and open space.
There is no question that these ladies have demonstrated a commitment to serve our County without self-interest in the work they conduct, the votes they cast, and the people of McHenry County who they serve.
In closing, although we may not always agree on all the issues and votes, Mrs. Schuster and Mrs. Evertsen have established well-deserved reputations as
- hard working,
- straight talking, and
- honest public servants
who have served District 6 well, and deserve to be re-elected.
If you know of voters in District 6 please pass this letter on to them.
County Board Member – District 2