An article in the Chicago Tribune-owned Elgin Courier-News points to nepotism by the incumbent as an issue in the Dundee Township’s Republican Primary Election for Road Commissioner.
But a little research indicates that may be the least of his problems.
The incumbent is Larry Braasch, first elected in 2001.
He was arrested in Myrtle Beach, as explained by this Facebook page.
The article sprang from a press release from opponent Scott Sinnett, who owns Sinnett Excavating.
Sinnett supports the Dundee Township Republican Central Committee’s anti-nepotism/cronyism resolution approved last fall.
He wrote the following on his Facebook page:
“I support the Dundee Township Republican’s resolution against hiring relatives.”Township jobs are good jobs and should be open to all residents.
“When elected officials hire relatives, it is inevitable that taxpayers feel that family members have an unfair advantage.”
Michael Rogers is the other candidate in the contest.
He writes on his Facebook page:
“Corruption, nepotism, and pensions are strangling our state.
“I’m running for Dundee Highway Commissioner to reign in these abuses in our township.
I will #TermLimit myself to two terms.
“I support #FreezingPropertyTaxes.
“I also pledge to end the culture of nepotism, I will not be hiring my wife.”
Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller is also being attacked as a result of having members of his family on his office’s payroll.
The Algonquin Township GOP passed an anti-nepotism resolution.
Miller’s wife, Anna May, who is employed by her husband, lost her bid for re-election to the County Board in the spring Republican Primary Election at least partially on the issue of nepotism.