Green Party candidate for Dorr Township Trustee Frank Wedig is knocking on doors in his second attempt to become the first Green Party member elected to office in McHenry County while being identified as such on the ballot.
The first time, he ran for county board in a multi-township race. Wedig received 1,412 Dorr Township votes but placed last.
Here is what Wedig is handing out:
Green Party Candidate For Dorr Township Trustee
I believe the number one issue for Dorr Township is transparency. The Township web site, although useful, could better inform residents about what is happening with their tax dollars. I advocate including more practical information regarding property taxes and appeals. The posting of all township expenditures – an open checkbook – would promote confidence in the government.
All information regarding the relocation of the Dorr Township office to a larger facility should be posted on the web site. The fiscally and environmentally responsible solution would be to find an suitable existing structure. A long-term rental agreement should also be considered.
The Illinois Green Party stands for, in part, grassroots democracy. I also believe in openness and accessibility in government. I am a fiscal conservative, and am anxious to bring a progressive voice and innovative ideas to township government.
In office, I will work to:
- Use your tax dollars responsibly
- Propose that the township formulate an opinion to the McHenry County Board on zoning changes
- being considered within the township
- Encourage conservation design techniques in township projects
- Add alternatives, besides the construction of a new building, to the discussion for new Dorr TownshipOffices
Frank Wedig and his wife Jeanne have been residents of Woodstock since 1990. He received an MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. and an undergraduate degree from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle, IL. He has been a Flight Attendant for American Airlines since 1987. He is a member of the McHenry County Environmental Defenders.
Why am I running for this office?
Several of the current Dorr Township Trustees have been in office for over 15 years and it is time for new ideas and new perspectives.
The main issue for the Township is the much needed move to a larger facility. I don’t think the Township is considering all its options except for building a new facility outside of Woodstock. Finding a suitable existing building would be the environmentally and fiscally responsible option. A long-term rental is also a possibility.
I would like to bring total transparency to Township government. The Township web site would be ideal for communicating actions being considered on behalf of its residents. Letting people know what the Township is doing with their tax money will only help increase trust.
Currently the Township expresses no opinion regarding zoning changes being considered within its district. I believe that it should.
What skills and experience do I have?
The Township Board can be considered a legislative branch of government, and establishing township policy is its main focus. Approving legally incurred bills and expenses, certifying tax levies, and adopting the annual budget are some of the specific tasks undertaken by the Trustees. A trustee needs to consider the future consequences of decisions. I am detail oriented and my MBA has provided me with a solid background in financial matters. I am also a fiscal conservative and am ready to look at new approaches to money matters in these difficult economic times. I am a good listener and will consider all options before deciding. I am not afraid to ask the difficult questions required before arriving at a carefully considered conclusion.
Vote on April 7 – Early voting starts March 16 and ends April 2.
Wedig is running against the four incumbent Republican township trustees:
- Alan Swanson
- Harry Lamb, Sr.
- Mark Anderson
- Joseph Evanoff