Salary Hikes THE Issue in Algonqnuin Township Trustee Race

Will taxpayers pick the salary hikers or their opponents on Tuesday?

Four of seven candidates will be nominated in the Algonquin Township Republican primary election on Tuesday.

Since the deadline for the Democratic Party to nominate candidates by caucus passed December 4, 2012, whoever wins the GOP primary in Algonquin Township will run unopposed in the April general election.

In other words, any Algonquin Township Democrats reading this story is forewarned that if they don’t vote in the Republican primary election Tuesday, they won’t have any say in who gets to tax them.

When I was going door-to-door in two Algonquin Township precincts, I was talking about the salary increases that three Trustees voted for.

Who are those Trustees?

  • Lowell Cutsforth
  • Linda Lance
  • Dan Shea

Cutsforth and Shea are running for re-election.

They are on the slate of Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller.

Lance is running for Township Clerk against Chuck Lutzow.

In this time of layoffs and salary freezes in the private sector, sympathy for the salary hikers did not manifest itself.

The three running against raising township salaries (in various permutations) four years from now are

  • Larry Emery
  • Melissa Sanchex
  • Russ Cardelli

In fact, Cardelli led the fight against salary hikes for the upcoming term, but lost the vote 3-2. The only person voting with him was Supervisor Dianne Klemm.

As I said in my letter, “Vote as you please, but please vote.”


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Salary Hikes THE Issue in Algonqnuin Township Trustee Race — 1 Comment

  1. “Cardelli led the fight against salary hikes for the upcoming term, but lost the vote 3-2.

    “The only person voting with him was Supervisor Dianne Klemm.”

    This is what these folks are about, consideration and honesty for the Algonquin Township residents. Others want increases for themselves.

    Keep Klemm and Cardelli fighting for the people of Algonquin Township!!

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