An email sent by recent University of Illinois at Springfield college graduate (who has a job) Melissa Sanchez. She interned in House Republican Leader Tom Cross’ office.
It has come to my attention that some constituents of Algonquin Township are under the impression that I already am an elected official, and voted to raise my own salary.
I am fiscally conservative, and have promised to not vote on any more pay raises for Township Trustees.
This is the exact opposite of the rumor that is being spread about my person.
I cannot say how ardently hurt I was to find out that rumors are being spread about my political title, as of right now I identify myself as a Republican, precinct committeewoman, and concerned citizen.
This smear campaign to confuse the vote of many should not and will not be tolerated.
I hope that the people who have started this clandestine rumor will come forward with an apology.
This is the first time I have ever sought public office in the state of Illinois.
I want constituents to know that this smear campaign is an attack on my campaign, and that of any person who has run for office and had lies told about them.
I encourage everyone to take advantage of early voting until the 23 of February, and to vote on February 26th.
I thank everyone for their support, and help during my campaign to change Algonquin Township for the better.