Three candidates have banded together to advance their candidacies for the McHenry County School Board.
McHenry County Blog obtained a copy of the “Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility” pamphlet, plus a card that is being passed around.
Although it is not written in large print, there is a statement on the front of the brochure stating,
WE DO NOT SUPPORT THE
$8 MILLION BOND
REFERENDUM WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT MONETARY
Obviously, this statement could be stronger, but there certainly won’t be “significant monetary concessions” by the teachers union.
So for the present election, this slate has obviously concluded that being against the referendum enhances its chance for success.
Here’s the complete front page of the pamphlet:
- Front of the “VOTE 3 IN A ROW” slate pamphlet.
Look inside and you’ll see this flap declaring the three to be “highly qualified candidates” who “will work together to stabilize finances of the district and attain a balanced budget. We see concessions as the only way to balance this budget…”
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There’s a commitment to maintain “a comprehensive high school experience…as well as extra-curricular activities…(to retain) the overall quality of life for our community.”
Inside, each candidate gets a panel:
Candidates Beth Taylor, Steve Bellmore and Timothy Byers have biographies inside. Click to enlarge.
And, on the back is another quality of life pitch, as well as one for votes.
But, that’s not the only campaign hand out.
There are also thick yellow cards with the candidates’ names on one side and the issue summarized on the other:
Issues emphasized are a balanced budget, well-rounded education and quality of life.
There is no mention of opposition to the referendum here.
Considering the lack of color coordination in the two campaign pieces, it is conceivable they were prepared separately.
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