The Northwest Herald ran a front page article Saturday announcing Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka’s candidacy for State Representative.
Serwatka, East Dundee Village Trustee Allen Skillicorn, West Dundee Village Trustee Dan Wilbrandt and McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield are all, as reported previously on McHenry County Blog, running to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon, who is retiring after having served ten years in the Illinois General Assembly.
The article says that Serwatka will reject “the pension and benefits that come with a seat in the General Assembly.”
I emailed him to inquire as to whether he meant both health benefits and life insurance. (The latter used to be one year’s salary.)
He said he was rejecting both.
I have asked the other three candidates if they are going to accept pension, health and life insurance benefits.
Stay tuned for their answers.
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Almost immediately after I sent my question to the three candidates running for Tryon’s seat, Wilbrandt replied as follows:
“If elected, I would waive a pension, insurance, and life insurance/ benefits.
“I have been planning to do so all along.”