Here’s a letter from Dorr Township Precinct 2 Republican Precinct Committeeman candidate Richard Rostron:
Candidate for Dorr 2 Precinct Committeeman
1112 N Madison St
Woodstock, IL 60098
We may have spoken recently when I came to your door with a petition to add my name to the ballot for March 20 as a Republican candidate for Dorr 2 Precinct Committeeman.
I live here, on Madison Street, in the district with you.
As a Precinct Committeeman, I understand that my job includes providing endorsements for candidates you’ll see on the ballot when you go to the polling place at the Free Methodist Church, 934 N Seminary Ave., kitty-corner from the Woodstock Food Mart (you probably know that already).
Rather than wait for the election, I hope you won’t mind if I provide those endorsements now.
• For Governor, I’m endorsing Jeanne Ives. The current governor has been a major
disappointment. Where he’s failed to live up to the promises he made when first
elected, today he says that, this time, we can trust him. Jeanne Ives has demonstrated
far more reason to be trusted and is clear on principles that give Illinois the best
chance to someday dig out of the hole we’re currently in.
• For State Senator, I’m endorsing Craig Wilcox. Craig was an outstanding elected
servant on the County Board. He is the kind of person who will make a difference in
Springfield. He’s the only name on the ballot but, please, get out and cast a vote for
him while you’re there voting for contested positions.
• For County Sheriff, I’m endorsing Bill Prim. It’s a long time since McHenry County has
had a Sheriff of Bill’s character and quality. Bill comes with my highest confidence.
• For County Clerk there is only one choice, though there are two names on the ballot –
Joe Tirio. You may remember Joe as the one who ran and won the position of
County Recorder with two promises. One promise was not to hire his wife if he was
elected. He was elected, and he did not hire his wife (rather sad that such a promise
has to be made). His other promise was to eliminate his position. Joe sees no reason
that the Recorder’s duties can’t also be handled by the County Clerk and he’s
promising to do both jobs from the position of County Clerk, should he win. I believe it
is in our interest to ensure that he does win.
• For District 5’s County Board, I endorse Michael Rein. Michael is a chiropractor with
an office at 1216 N Seminary Ave, just a little north of the Mobil station. He’s also
represents us on the County Board today. In that position, he has fought hard for fiscal
conservatism, playing a significant role in recent county tax cuts, and has fought to
stop the efforts of the Board Chairman who is trying to entrench the position in the
hands of Democrats through the proven Chicago practice of patronage hiring.
• For Judge in the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, I endorse Demetri Tsilimigras. I’m
not one to endorse judges often but I believe Demetri is an exceptional judge who
deserves my endorsement and our votes.
• Finally, if I (Richard Rostron) can ask for your vote as your Precinct Committeeman,
I’ve gotten involved because I was alarmed by the direction I saw the political winds
blowing. It is my intention to take a stand for limited government and fiscal
conservatism. And that means standing up to the Chicago-machine-type tactics we’re
beginning to see here in McHenry County.
Thank you for your consideration,
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If you are running for precinct committeeman as either a Republican or a Democrat and would like to share your precinct letter beyond your precinct, email it to me.