From Democratic Party State Rep. candidate Nancy Zettler:
Nancy Zettler on Independent Maps and Entrenched Politicians
The following statement can be attributed to Nancy Zettler, candidate for the 66th House District:
I’m very disappointed that a referendum to change the current map system has been struck down. Our current map system protects entrenched politicians in BOTH parties and should be changed not only here in Illinois, but across the entire country as well.
This should NOT be a partisan issue.
I am in agreement with President Obama, who this past spring told the Illinois General Assembly: “In America, politicians should not pick their voters, voters should pick their politicians.”
This just makes it clear that we need independent bipartisan leaders – who are not beholden to party leadership or a couple of select billionaires – that will stand up to the entrenched interests in Springfield.
Nancy Zettler is a candidate in the 66th House District. She is an accomplished attorney and community activist. The 66th House District includes all or portions of Algonquin, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, East Dundee, Elgin, Gilberts, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Sleepy Hollow, and West Dundee.
So she disagrees with Democrat Michael Madigan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives who also represents the 22nd State Representative District in Chicago, who is behind the effort to thwart the Independent Map effort.
How is a Democrat going to be effective standing up to Michael Madigan, the most powerful politician in Illinois.
Does she pledge to vote against Michael Madigan being Speaker of the House?
And even if she does, there’s not nearly enough votes to prevent Michael Madigan from being Speaker of the House.
Whiny little fools.
If Jack Franks and I wanted your opinion we wouldn’t bother to fix elections in the first place, would we?
So shut up and pay your taxes.
Oh, is Allen Skillicorn pretending to be other people on this blog again?
Is Jeffery Lichte still pretending to be a Republican?
That would be Democrat Jeffery Lichte who filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections as a Republican State Representative 63rd District candidate on November 30, 2015 for the March 15, 2016 primary.
A Google maps photo revealed a Jack Franks campaign sign on Jeffery Lichte’s lawn.
A look at the Jack Franks Host Committee fundraiser flyer revealed Jeffery Lichte’s name.
And the list goes on.
Jack Franks was running unopposed as Democrat State Representative 63rd District in that same March 15, 2016 primary.
I have no idea what Lichte has to do with this post, but yea, he was clearly pretending to be a Republican.
We already know this.
Democrat Jack Franks supporter Jeffery Lichte pretended to be a Republican with the Illinois State Board of Elections for 63rd State Representative District.
Democrat Jack Franks ran as the Democrat 63rd State Representative District with no opposition.
Franks prevailed, then dropped out of the race, was replaced with Democrat IUOE Local 150 union affiliated prevailing wage monitor John Bartman, and will face Republican Steve Reick in the November 8, 2016 general election.
Democrat Jeffery Lichte ran as the Republican 63rd State Representative District, opposing Republican Steve Reick.
Democrat Jack Franks is now running as Democrat for McHenry County Board Chair and will face Republican Mike Walkup in the November 8, 2016 general election.
On June 6, 2014, Northwest Herald reporter Kevin Craver quoted Jack Franks, who was at the time advocating that voters switch the McHenry County Board Chair to a voter elected position, as opposed to the then current method of the Board electing one of its own for the position.
“‘I can promise you I am not running for county chairman in 2016.’”
Jack Franks is now running for county chairman in 2016.
Can’t wait for her and Skillicorn to debate.
And that has what to do with Nancy Zettler and Independent Maps?
I get that you are obsessed with Franks, but at least stay relevant to the post.
Pattern of dishonesty within the Democrat party.
Say anything to get elected.
“This just makes it clear that we need independent bipartisan leaders – who are not beholden to the party leadership or a couple of select billionaires – that will stand up to the entrenched interests in Springfield.”
The attempt to thwart Independent Maps was led by Michael Madigan.
Who else has said things like that in the past?
Current State Representative Jack Franks has claimed to be independent, yet voted to retain Michael Madigan as Speaker of the House.
So because Jack Franks has said certain things, therefore Nancy Zattler must be the exact same.
All of this should be dissolved,
why not just have one rep for each County rep the people,
Why must we have So many blood suckers rep more than one county ?
Save the tax payers some $$
The independent claim by both was presented.
Does anyone including you believe she can take on Madigan?
What Democrat can survive taking on Madigan?
It’s called (or used to be called) one man-one vote.
The United State Supreme Court has ruled that representation must be equally distributed among people. (I almost wrote “citizens,” but the recent Texas decision makes use of that word incorrect.)
So you want one rep for all of Cook County (population over 5,000,000)?
You want McHenry County (population 308,000) to have the same number of reps as Calhoun County (population 5,000).
**(I almost wrote “citizens,” but the recent Texas decision makes use of that word incorrect.)**
I assume you’re talking about the Voter ID case?
No, it doesn’t, at all.
That is a complete and utter distortion of the Texas case.
Please share your view of the decision.
The decision has absolutely nothing to do with citizenship.
The case has to do with voter ID laws.
Nothing in that case said that non-citizens could now vote.
Nothing in that case said that representation should be made based on total population.
Nothing in that case changes the Supreme Court precedent for equal distribution among citizens.
It sounds to me as if you are not talking about the congressional reapportionment case I referred to.
I just look forward to the year I don’t pay property
Taxes in Iilinois (hopefully within 10 years).
So, Madigan can just freeze his butt off when he
Does retire, spending a big chunk of his pension
On property taxes then in CROOK county.
I’ll be sitting somewhere warm, sipping an umbrella
Drink & paying 1/2 to 3/4 less in state & property
Bye bye to all the BIG SPENDERS.
**It sounds to me as if you are not talking about the congressional reapportionment case I referred to.**
I asked you if you were referring to the Voter ID case.
You then implied that you were.
But lets talk about the Evenwel case.
That case confirmed what the Constitution already says – that redistricting is supposed to use the entire state population, not just voting population.
It, once again, didn’t actually address the question of citizenship.
The court has LONG used raw population for these cases.
The Evenwell decision was nothing new.