DDistrict 6 McHenry County Board candidate Orv Brettman sent out an email urging people to sign State Rep. Steve Reick’s petiton in favor of a veto of House Bill 171 two days ago.
HB 171, you may remember is one inspired by Democrat Jack Franks and designed to massively increase his power as McHenry County Board Chairman.
The text of the email is below:
Subject: Let the Governor hear from you please.
There is an end run around democracy under way in McHenry County and our State Rep. has stepped forward to help stop it.
He has written as follows:
A few years ago an attempt to increase the powers granted to the McHenry County Board Chairman failed by a 2:1 margin in a county-wide referendum.
Shortly after the defeat of that ballot initiative, voters approved a measure that would create a popularly-elected County Board Chairman with limited authority and power.
That board structure is currently in place and is working well.
The General Assembly recently approved and sent Governor Rauner HB 171, a measure that would increase the power of the County Board Chairman in a few select Illinois counties, including McHenry County.
This would directly circumvent the expressed will of the people who resoundingly said “no” to a board leader with a great deal of individual power.
Please go to http://www.ilhousegop.org/reick_veto_hb171 and sign the petition to get the Governor to veto this vile piece of legislation today.
Thank you all,
McHenry County Board Candidate
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Besides signing Rep. Reick’s petition, you let Governor Bruce Rauner know he should veto HB 171 by sending your comments to: https://www.illinois.gov/gov/contactus/Pages/VoiceAnOpinion.aspx
Or, if it is more convenient, call 217-782-0244.