Two candidates have sent letters to Republican Precinct Committeemen in Algonquin Township.
Smart move, since all of them will probably vote and some probably will contact some of their constituents prior to the February 26th GOP primary election.
The first came from Township Trustee candidate Larry Emery, a new advertiser on McHenry County Blog. (Guess he has figured out that readers of McHenry County Blog are very likely voters.)
The body of Emery’s letter is below:
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Larry Emery and I have been appointed to Algonquin Township Precinct 66 in the city of Crystal Lake in October of 2012. I am new in the political arena, but have worked diligently since last June for the Republican candidates in our area and at the McHenry County Republican headquarters during last fall’s election.
I would like to meet you personally for coffee and would like to walk with you in your precinct in the near future around your schedule if possible. Your expertise of politics and understanding of the committeemen’s position would be a great resource of information. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
I am announcing my candidacy for Algonquin Township Trustee. I am committed to work for fiscal responsibility and willingness to focus with the township to make sure every dollar spent is a value to all of us. As I walked the open Algonquin precincts during the summer and fall to support candidates Mc Sweeney, Kurtz, Koehler, Schofield, and others, I will continue to walk and talk in my precinct to learn of concerns/issues that will help me take the necessary actions required as a trustee.
I am also endorsing fellow candidate Melissa Sanchez (Precinct Committeeman 61) for your vote. She is a conservative, young professional lady working in Springfield during the week for our state government and home on the weekends with her family and friends. She would be an excellent addition to our Algonquin Township board.
I will focus as a businessman and government servant for the Algonquin Township as a trustee through:
- Taxes: NO additional taxes. “I will vote to cut expenditures by at least 1%, “Help Hold the Line at 99%”. “I will recommend fund budgets to be only 99% from previous year. I will use my 33 years of business experience to help eliminate waste and confirm services are meeting the goals established by the township for our citizens. Each yearly budget must be justified.”
- Salaries: NO raises for elected official until economic situation requires or job responsibilities warrant an increase. “We need to evaluate the positions for salary cuts. I will work with all township teams to maintain services and improve effectiveness around established goals for services provided without voting in raises for elected officials.”
- Checks and Balances: “I will certify that there is appropriate spending of all township funds and they are balanced and accurate to levy. I will work with the other elected officials of the township to confirm budgets are properly managed to committed funds. I will offer my advice to review and make recommendations as a businessman and a concerned citizen.”
We all must affect the sphere of influence that we have to each other if change is to be made for the good for all. Just as I found an error incorrectly stating our 2011 rate in the 2012 Annual Report while attending the October monthly meeting, I will be diligent to verify the township will have the tax payers best interest in the decision making process.
Please contact me at email@example.com or call for questions or interest of support.
Thank you and God’s Peace, Phil 4: 8
The second letter came from Township Trustee Linda Lance, who is running for Township Clerk. You see it below: