Reflecting on Oliver Serafini’s Short Tenure as Jack Franks’ Patronage “Communications Specialist”

Another view of County government from former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster:

And the Games Continue…

Jack Franks patronage worker Oliver Serafini wearing Franks campaign stickers at the McHenry Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.

So, one of the McHenry County Board Chairman’s patronage hire, “Olie,” has resigned his more than questionable position as “McDOT’s, utilities coordinator.”

Would it not be interesting to know exactly what this person did for his $48,000 salary?

Would it not be great if our elected officials sought real and honest answers to the question… much less demanded…that response?

Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic increase in political dirty tricks, not to mention
the outright lies Democrats have unleashed toward Republican candidates.

Their tactics have become bolder, campaign after campaign.

Making a little leap, and a few assumptions, it would not be impossible to assume the person in question has been scouring county documents; gathering information on anyone thought to be an
obstructionist, and/or would-be candidates, who would dare challenge the chairman’s agenda.

Being paid a salary, with the benefit of unfettered, backroom access to county records, one can only
imagine what these folks are planning for local candidates in 2018.

For some unknown reason, commonsense suggests no one should hold his/her breath waiting for our
elected officials to get a firm handle on these patronage hires.

Voters/taxpayers are once again being snookered!


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Reflecting on Oliver Serafini’s Short Tenure as Jack Franks’ Patronage “Communications Specialist” — 6 Comments

  1. This is really something all the good citizens of McHenry county need to reflect on. Thank you freeloader sunshine blogger. Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  2. “Making a little leap, and a few assumptions, it would not be impossible to assume the person in question has been scouring county documents…Being paid a salary, with the benefit of unfettered, backroom access to county records, one can only imagine what these folks are planning for local candidates in 2018.” This is what real journalism looks like. I insist the Pulitzer prize for our freeloader sunshine blogger is waaaay past due. Prodigious researcher, please go ahead, open the books and get to the bottom of this. Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  3. “Over the last several years, there has been a dramatic increase in political dirty tricks, not to mention
    the outright lies Democrats have unleashed toward Republican candidates.”

    How long before McHenry County has its Charlotesville ‘incident’?

    The stage was set for a Charlottesville type of incident when there was a pro-Trump rally scheduled for the Woodstock Square earlier this year.

    In Addition to the permit for the pro-Trump rally, an opposing group was actually also given a permit to walk around the Square prior to and during the “Permitted” pro-Trump rally.

    In other words, pro-Trump supporters were forced to walk through the opposing demonstrators to get into the Square.

    Great PLAN for confrontations!

    Fortunately in Woodstock both sides left their pepper spray, baseball bats, sticks (althought some signs were help up with sticks as were flags), billy clubs and other types of primitive weapons at home.

    That was not the case this past weekend in Charlottesville.

    At least in Charlottesville the local government was not foolish enough to grant permits to both sides for the confrontations.

  4. The same photograph showing a county employee wearing his county badge and his bosses political stickers, while manning the county booth at a McHenry Chamber of Commerce is a big time blunder.

    No official word from the County Board as a whole, or the County Chair, about the matter is noteworthy.

    Was this against any policy?

    Was there an investigation?

    Where are the results of the investigation?

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