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.”