An email from newly-elected Republican Precinct Committeeman Scott Vetter:
My name is Scott Vetter and I am corresponding with you, this awesomely splendid day, as the newly elected Precinct 36 Committeemen in Algonquin Township. I wish to have a moment of your precious time to present myself personally and to apprise you of my ever growing attraction and concentration with running for Secretary for the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee.
I have lived in the beautiful city of Crystal Lake for 9 years now.
I previously lived in Antioch, Illinois where I owned a Family Friendly Bar-Ice Cream Shop at the Parrot’s Cove Resort on The Channel Lake.
My Wife, Karen and I, will be celebrating 8 years of being happily brought together by God and married!
Karen is a Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Educator and works at Resurrection University in Chicago. Karen has a 22-year-old son who is now attending NIU and wishes to become a Musical Therapist and to work with children.
I have two older daughters out in the workforce.
Larissa, 31, a mother of two and a very active Cosmetology School Instructor and Lidia, 24, a mother of 1 (and 1 to come in September!) who is a Special Education teacher in District 158.
I also have a 20-year-old daughter, Alexis, who is currently working towards a degree in Psychology/Journalism at theUniversity of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an 18-year-old son, Christian, who will graduate from Antioch High School this summer.
Last but not least, and our angel, Jadyn, who just turned 5, attends the Carl Wehde Early Childhood Center.
I hold an Associates’ of Science Degree in Business Administration – Human Resources and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration − Project Management.
I have learned and honed my leadership skills from an early age.
At 18, I joined the United States Navy, and after ten years, as an Electronics Technician First Class Petty Officer and a tour during Desert Shield/Storm, I decided, to Honorably Discharge, to spend more time at home with my children.
Since 1992, I have been a middle management, to upper management, Manufacturing Production Manager.
I have had many offers and chances to “move up to the front office” and although the pay would have been much healthier, I prefer the “shop floor”, and laboring with and molding the worker bees, to sitting behind a desk. I have attended several dozen Project Management, Team Building, Facilitator, Leadership, Coaching, Safety and Human Resources training throughout my some 34 years as a leader.
In December of last year, I was asked if I might want to run for Precinct Committeeman against Mike Tryon.
I was very excited about the opportunity to finally get involved and immediately said yes.
The next thing out of my mouth was, “what is a PC”?
After hearing what a PC is and does, I was quite distressed and shocked.
How does anyone who lives in a town, city or county for so many years not know who or what a PC is, especially if that PC is doing his/her due diligence as a PC?
Then when I was knocking on doors, for candidates, I had to hand out a pamphlet I had printed up describing what a PC is and does.
It was either that or explain it to everyone I met.
This, experience, has become the foundation of the pursuit and aspirations that I wish to accomplish as a PC and as Secretary of the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee.
How are WE going to come together and present OURSELVES and the fiscally conservative message of OUR party and OUR candidates to OUR constituents if WE are NOT enthusiastically, dynamically and aggressively giving OURSELVES to the community?
We must begin to embed ourselves in the assemblies and meetings of the multitude of boards and committees that decide our future and our tax burden.
EVERYONE in the community should know their PC intimately if WE are achieving OUR obligations.
Being able to chronicle and document our team’s activities and efforts, across the board and to be able to propagate and publicize them to all of our constituents, by whatever means necessary, is how I wish to carry this responsibility, as Secretary, forward and onward.
I am enthusiastically and passionately endorsing Andrew Gasser as Chairman.
Andrew exemplifies and personifies the timeless values of the three essential political characteristics: clarity, cheerfulness, and unity.
If WE can manage to emphasize and represent these traits, WE will win in 2016 and beyond and re-enforce Our status as the Township and County’s majority party.
I think Andrew can bring clarity to the Algonquin Township Republicans!
Above all, Andrew understands the crucial difference between toughness and meanness: his critics might ridicule him but they will never manage to characterize him as nasty, cruel, angry, and gloomy or anything short of cheerful.
Andrew has given me hope that there is A TEAM out there waiting to be led!
Ronald Reagan frequently repeated the self-evident assertion that “someone who agrees with me 70% of the time doesn’t count as my enemy.”
Andrew bleeds this thought.
I am given calming and empowering confidence by his goal of unity.
Andrew Gasser understands that coalition building and ultimate victory deserve priority over ideological purity. His commitment to that outlook will become evident when WE elect him to lead the Algonquin Township Republicans.
I am also endorsing Chris Covelli as Vice Chairman.
Chris is a robust and steady advocate of the belief that anyone who is holding any status of leadership, must and will represent with noble integrity, exalted respect, and absolute dedication.
Chris will bring these values to our team, integrate them and facilitate them, with prodigious tribute, and lead us towards the grand prize of might within the “unity”.
I am also endorsing Jennifer Weinhammer as Treasurer.
Jennifer Weinhammer will be an excellent and superb Treasurer for the ATRCC. J
ennifer has a strong economically conventional background that has greatly prepared her for this honorable undertaking as Treasurer.
This is who WE need, to help with, and to be responsible for, and dependable with, the ATRCC’s funds and financial statements.
WE must come together and “SPREAD THE RIGHT WORD” to all of our constituents.
Information and knowledge are the strongest weapons any human can possess. OUR voters, in OUR precincts, must be empowered with this strength.
Accordance will be our greatest success. I look forward to facilitating this dream. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me at (847) 445-2927.
I am so very excited about our first gathering and to being able to meet all of you, finally, Wednesday night at 7:30 pm at the McHenry County Republican Headquarters.