When the six candidates running for the State Senate appeared at a forum conducted by the McHenry County League of Women Voters, I submitted a question which was not asked.
It asked candidates if they would have another job while serving in the State Senate.
Questions had to be answerable by all candidates and that one certainly could have been.
Considering one candidate McHenry Township Assessor Mary Malady has been reported to have said she intended to remain as Assessor, if elected, her answer would have been significant for voters to know.
Candidates like McHenry County Board Chairman Dianne Klemm lost her quest to be elected Algonquin Township Supervisor when her opponent Pat Floeter put up signs stating that Klemm would be a “double-dipper.”
Being a “double-dipper” is not looked upon kindly by McHenry County voters.
Even candidates who have retired from military service have been accused of being “double-dippers” because they receive pensions they have earned and, if elected, would be paid a public salary.
So, League’s refusing to ask the question was disappointing.