Having expressed revulsion over the appointment of McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox to replace retiring Pam Althoff, the Chicago Tribune does not express the same level of disgust at RTA Board member and former St. Charles Village President Don DeWitte’s appointment to replace Karen McConnaughay in the State Senate.
DeWitte is endorsed over Nancy Zettler in the editorial below:
33rd District. In another questionable handoff (see above), former Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, retired this summer short of finishing her term.
That allowed the GOP to interview replacements for her seat.
Party officials picked Donald DeWitte, a former mayor of St. Charles.
He says fighting higher taxes would be his top priority.
Taxes are the No. 1 frustration of constituents.
That makes him the better fit for this district.
But we wouldn’t be disappointed if Democrat Nancy Zettler of Algonquin managed to pull off a win.
When seven people died of cyanide poisoning after swallowing Tylenol capsules in 1982, Zettler was among the attorneys who sued Johnson & Johnson.
It shaped her politics.
She believes corporations put profits ahead of people.
Yet she also supports a graduated income tax, which would hit this district at a time when residents are pleading for tax relief. DeWitte is endorsed.