Businessman Joe Tirio has sent a press release announcing his candidacy for McHenry County Reocrder of Deeds.
He enters a two-woman race between former McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill and former Nunda Township Trustee Joni Smith.
Below is Tirio’s press release:
Former Abbott Director and Local Businessman Joins the Race for McHenry County Recorder
WOODSTOCK, IL – As reported on the McHenry County Blog, Joe Tirio and his wife were seen seeking petition signatures at the Republican party fundraiser on September 10th for Joe’s race for the County Recorder’s seat.
“All too often, county positions like this one go to
- the better connected
- better funded
- more successful campaigner.
“The problem with that is that none of those attributes have anything to do with a person’s ability to run a successful operation.”, said Tirio,
“I come to the table with a history of leadership working with and for some of the world’s most prestigious companies.
“I’ve led literally thousands of employees through good times and bad. I’ve led them through mergers, office closings, regulatory changes, natural disasters and budget reductions.
“The state and county will be faced with challenging times in the months and years ahead. We need leaders with experience and integrity to lead the county through these challenges.”
When he wins the race, Joe will target reduced operating costs, improved service and will implement policies for ethical hiring and management.
“Nepotism and patronage hiring and employment are an insult to the taxpayers of McHenry County.
“I promise that I will never hire a relative and commit to only hiring the most qualified person for the job, regardless of their political connections. I challenge my opponents to make the same promise.”
To further illustrate his conviction to eliminate nepotism and patronage, Joe launched his campaign website with the domain name “IWontHireMyWife.com”.
About Joe Tirio
Born in Chicago and raised primarily in the western suburbs, Joe lives with his Wife, Karen in Woodstock where he has lived for the last 12 years. He and his wife currently own Monarch Senior Care, located in Woodstock just off the cit’s historic square. Joe is also the co-founder of Voters In Action (VotersInAction.com), a citizen activist group focused on increasing public involvement in government with an eye toward reducing taxes and corruption.
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Tirio’s wife is Karen Tirio. She got more votes than anyone else when she ran for the McHenry County College Board this past spring.