The Dorr Township Republican Party will be meeting tonight and one of the agenda items to be discussed is an anti-nepotism resolution similar to what Algonquin Township Republicans passed last month. As the political calendar moves into the summer season it will be interesting to see if other Republican organizations and governing bodies take up similar resolutions.
Below is a copy of the final anti-nepotism resolution that was passed by the Algonquin Township Republican Party:
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 involving receiving a job, contracting, or monetary benefit of any sort 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 RESOLVED, 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.