Early this evening an email was sent out by Algonquin Township Precinct Committeeman Jim Cosler. It read as follows.
By now you all should have received the agenda for this Tuesday’s Republican Central Committee meeting. I am writing to emphasize agenda item 7d, which deals with a policy statement on nepotism. I hope you will take a moment to review the attached documentation that provides a basic definition, narrative, and proposed resolution on the matter. Adopting an official stance on nepotism would demonstrate that Republicans value ethics, morals, and lead by example. I feel it is imperative to take this step for the future of our county and state.
Precinct Committeeman Algonquin 12
What was even more interesting was a packet with a resolution with the word DRAFT in the background. You can read it below.
ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
WHEREAS, public confidence in government is eroded when elected and appointed officials and public employees make decisions based on familial relationships rather than merit; and
WHEREAS, local government bodies are currently practicing nepotism; and
WHEREAS, the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee recognizes that nepotism exists in all levels government; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that “nepotism” shall be defined as “patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics”.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the members of the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee do hereby declare a formal objection to the practice of nepotism in government dealings, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLED, that nepotism undercuts the transparency of government, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that nepotism shall be eliminated from the governmental hiring and contracting processes, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the members of the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee shall support candidates and officials dedicated to the elimination of nepotism.
DATED at Crystal Lake, Illinois by the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee this 10th day of May, A.D., 2016.
This will make for one of the more memorable Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee meetings in many, many years.