Saturday in the Northwest Herald, Paul Serwatka, running to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon, along with three others, started it out.
He announced that he would not accept a pension or health benefits, if he won the election.
Saturday, I emailed the other three candidates asking if they would do about pension, health and life insurance benefits. (I also asked Serwatka about life insurance, which was not include in the NWH article.) I set a deadline of 3 PM Monday.
Right after I sent the email, West Dundee Village Board member Dan Wilbrandt replied,
“If elected, I would waive a pension, insurance, and life insurance/ benefits.
“I have been planning to do so all along.”
East Dundee Village Board member Allen Skillicorn wrote:
“I plan to turn down the pension and pay for my own health insurance.”
Here’s some of what Carolyn Schofield wrote in more than one email:
“I have not had time to familiarize myself with the benefits you are referring to or even give it thought.”Currently, I receive healthcare benefits through my husband’s work and anticipate that I would continue to do so…
“I really am not familiar with any of the benefits at this point.
“I never even knew there was life insurance and I do not know what the pension is either.
“Obviously that is not why I am running.
“I am also one that does not like to speak unless I know all of the facts.
“This would be an area that I do not know all of the facts.
“Sorry I just do not have a better answer at this point.”