He talked of his fight to get rid of the “corrupt [Hebron] Village President,” culminating in his election reject with a 36% voter turnout.
Georgi promised a return to printing the names of public and party officials in the County Yearbook, something that incumbent Republican Mary McClellan abandoned.
[Not even the names of countywide elected officials were in her 2015-2016 edition although her name was on the cover.]Georgi criticized the polling place re-configuration.
One at the County Fairgrounds has over 11,000 voters going to one building with a small parking lot and only one handicapped parking place.
He told of another new polling place at a new senior citizen home on Algonquin Road near Thorton’s gas station with almost 11,000 voters.
The re-configuration of polling places “is not a single party issue,” he explained.
Turning to petition signatures, Georgi said he had “almost 300 signatures” of the 401 he needed.
“I want to go in with 600. I know I’m going to be challenged.”
Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett said this about Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio, running for County Clerk:
“If he wins that office we’ve had our last honest election.”
In reply, Georgi remarked on Tirio’s slogan, “I won’t hire my wife,” and said, “Mr. Tirio has two mother and daughter teams.”
He contended that it would not be Tirio consolidating the office of Recorder with that of the County Clerk.
“He’s not doing that. We are,” pointing to the question’s being on the March primary ballot.
Georgi also said the computerization of the office was not Tirio’s initiative, but “mandated by the state.
“At least I have a proven record of trying to do the right thing.
“I’m a bulldog just like in the Marine Corps.”
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