Al Zielinski Endorsed by Mike Tryon, Erin Smith & Tom Poznanski

A press release from the Republican Party candidate for Grafton Township Assessor, Al Zielinski:

Alan Zielinski, Republican nominee for Grafton Township Assessor, announces major endorsements.

AlZielinski has new signs with the symbol of the Republican Party.

Al Zielinski has new signs with the symbol of the Republican Party.

VILLAGE OF LAKEWOOD, IL (March 25, 2013) – Alan Zielinski, Republican nominee for Grafton Township Assessor, is pleased and grateful to announce two major endorsements.

Representative Michael Tryon, 66th District, Illinois House of Representatives, had these comments:

“It’s refreshing to see a seasoned businessman wanting to apply those proven skills in office thereby making life easier for my constituents.

“Alan’s three decades of valuation expertise and even deeper senior management experience will be a welcome asset in my district.

“I’m especially intrigued with Al’s proposed Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights and will give it the review and deliberation that type of innovative legislation deserves,”

Village of Lakewood President Erin Smith said,

“On April 9, we will choose a new Grafton Township assessor.

“This is a very important role because assessments are the basis for the property taxes we pay and the current system is flawed. Alan Zielinski is the only candidate with the credentials and experience to raise the bar.

“As a certified appraiser, Al is held to a higher standard than the property code requires. His ambitious goals include improving the transparency and accountability of the assessor’s office, establishing a Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights and enhancing accuracy so we can reduce and eventually eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming appeals.

“I strongly encourage Grafton Township residents to review Al’s website at

“I have carefully reviewed the qualifications and experience of both candidates and am confident Alan Zielinski is the most qualified candidate for Grafton Township Assessor. He has my endorsement and my vote.”

Also endorsing Zielinski is Grafton Township Republican Party Chairman Tom Poznanski, who is also the GOP candidate for Grafton Township Assessor.

For more information, please visit the candidate’s web site at

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Zielinski is running against Independent Terra Jensen.


Al Zielinski Endorsed by Mike Tryon, Erin Smith & Tom Poznanski — 4 Comments

  1. All the politicians are supporting Zielinski because he is the best bet to keep valuations high and taxes higher than they should be.

    It’s the old “Birds of a Feather” saying, if residents want lower taxes, they should support Terra Jensen.

  2. Well said Jim!

    Tryon would not support a Republican against Franks but is willing to support someone whose background and residency is at least questionable.

    I hope the voters understand.

    We had a horrible four years with the current Board, Al has the signs of perpetuating the battle.

  3. We need men and women who will stand up for whats right regardless of party lines.

    Davy Crockett:
    “I would rather be beaten and be a man than to be elected and be a little puppy dog. I have always supported measures and principles and not men. I have acted fearless[ly] and independent and I never will regret my course. I would rather be politically buried than to be hypocritically immortalized.”

    “I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me, or the driver at my heels, with his whip in hand, commanding me to ge-wo-haw, just at his pleasure. Look at my arms, you will find no party hand-cuff on them!”

    ” I am no man’s man. I bark at no man’s bid. I will never come and go, and fetch and carry, at the whistle of the great man in the white house, no matter who he is.”

    “Although our great man at the head of the nation, has changed his course, I will not change mine. … I was also a supporter of this administration after it came into power, and until the Chief Magistrate changed the principles which he professed before his election. When he quitted those principles, I quit him.”

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