A press release from Melissa Sanchez, a candidate for one of four Republican nominations for Algonquin Township Trustee follows.
Before I reproduce it, I observe that after Republicans lost the Presidential election, many political commentators advised the GOP had to make inroads among the young and Latinos.
Sanchez, of course, is both.
The grad student in political science at the University of Illinois in Springfield approached Tom McDermott, the person working the Republican Party booth at the McHenry County Fair, and asked how to become a Precinct Committeeman. She was appointed to one of the many vacancies in Algonquin Township in her hometown.
Melissa Sanchez of Lake in the Hills Announces Candidacy for Algonquin Township Trustee
“While walking my local #61 precinct for the national and local candidates, I was perplexed by how many of my neighbors were unaware of impacts that would happen with an election of a new president or the re-election of our current president.
“I am an active member of my community concerned about the current economic situation in Algonquin Township and have decided to take action.
“For this reason after much debate, I have decided to run for Algonquin Township Trustee.
“A change from old to new is needed for progress, and a different management from what has been ongoing from our previous trusted Trustees is needed for the betterment of our area.
“I ask that you go out and vote for me on February 26, 2013 for the local election that will take place.
“For many middle to working class family the economic downturn has affected them to a great extent.
“I have experienced and seen this first hand walking through my neighborhood in Lake in the Hills.
“I believe that at the local level over taxation has made life difficult for many families.
“I have learned from a young age the importance of money management.
“As to Algonquin Township management I believe that I will help lead us to better management of township fund disbursement, stall rising taxes, promote better management of roads, stop any raise of my own salary, and will ensure that budgets and
disbursements ‘add up’ for every town.
“I humbly ask for your vote on February 26th, 2013. Primary early voting starts February 11th to February 23rd from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. I thank you all for your consideration, support, and well wishes.”
Candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee