Politics May Cause Floor Fight over Scott Summers’ 708 Board Nomination

Scott Summers

Scott Summers

When I saw that Scott Summers had been picked by the Public Health & Human Services Committee, it struck me that the committee had picked a Democrat. (And, before that, a Green Party candidate for State Treasurer and Congress.)

Denise Berreto

Denise Berreto

Not only a Democrat, but one who had run unsuccessfully for County Board in District 6.

“Would District 6 Republicans want to give prominence to a potential future opponent?” I thought.

Then I learned that the runner-up was also a Democrat.

She is Lake in the Hills Village Trustee Denise Barreto.

She is the Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman in Grafton Township Precinct 18.

I don’t follow Lake in the Hills politics, so I can’t comment on Berreto’s oversight abilities.

From watching Scott Summers service on the McHenry County College Board, I know he can recognize a boondoggle when he sees one.

Not right away in the case of the minor league baseball stadium, but in time to stop the project dead in its tracks before local taxpayers were stuck with ultimate responsibility for repaying $25 million in borrowed money after the baseball team went belly up.

The MCC Board Establishment was so enraged at the switch in position in front of the Crystal Lake City Council by Summers, who was Board President, and Donna Kurtz that they voted to censure the two. Summers subsequently resigned as Board President and, a while later, from as a College Trustee.

Here the election results in District 6 last fall with only the few absentee ballots that trickled in after election day.

Here the election results in District 6 last fall with only the few absentee ballots that trickled in after election day. Scott Summers lost by about 2,400.

Supporting Summers at the committee level were

  • John Hammerand
  • Donna Kurtz
  • Sandy Salgado
  • Mike Walkup

Opposed to Summers were

  • Mary McCann
  • Anna May Miller
  • Paula Yensen

The four behind Summers have been most outspoken in their desire to see major reform of the 708 Board.

There is talk that the supporters of Barreto may try to defeat Summers’ nomination on the Board floor Tuesday night.


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Politics May Cause Floor Fight over Scott Summers’ 708 Board Nomination — 7 Comments

  1. Those trying to defeat best think about their next election!!

    Specifically Miller and McCann.

    Miller getting some serious bad press lately.

  2. Yensen clearly is hoping to line up her political capital for her next election (she only got a 2 year term) and this woman is linked politically to her.

    While this woman has just opened up her own business as a strategic planner, clearly those with any business sense knows that is but one skill necessary.

    Any business person should know how to do effective strategic planning as part of the role.

    Summers brings that and the overall credentials necessary to provide effective oversight to the MHB Board.

    What is the matter with these people?

    Yensen is clearly only a pawn of the political process and should be ashamed of herself for not supporting her own committee.

    This is the same group (Yensen, Miller, McCann and Hill) that attempted to derail the last candidate in favor of Lee Ellis and the corruption of the past.

    Enough!

    They are all too transparent in that their self serving agenda’s take precendence over quality, leadership and “doing the right thing ” for the residents of this county.

    Clearly, Summers is a threat, not bought off, and willing to take on hard issues.

  3. P.S. to Combine Watcher comment; about time Miller gets the press she deserves.

    when I saw who voted against Summer’s nomination, I knew he must be the right one for the job.

    It seems that Mr. Summers works to do the right thing, which I believe 8u7cis more of an endoreement than any party label.

  4. P.S. to Combine Watcher comment; about time Miller gets the press she deserves.

    when I saw who voted against Summer’s nomination, I knew he must be the right one for the job.

    t seems that Mr. Summers works to do the right thing, which I believe is a more valid endorsement than any party label.

  5. Apparently no one is connecting the Kurtz connection here?

    She served with Scott ” what party will work for me this week” Summers.

    Doesn’t anyone wonder what deals were made by the board leadership?

    Instead of monitoring the board closely with a known candidate- you continue to waste time and money looking for an unknown from outside.

    Talk about an agenda.

    This is all about politics and not about the county.

  6. I don’t think I will ever forgive Denise Barreto for voting in favor of increasing the sales tax in LITH…

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