If you live in McHenry County Board District 3 or have read Democrat Diane Johnson’s campaign literature, you know she was on the Crystal Lake District 47 Elementary School Board for 18 years.
I post this because there are commenters who claim that the Republican Party is responsible for McHenry County’s taxes being so high.
They want people to believe that Republicans control the school boards, which, of course, are the tax districts that are mostly responsible for our tax burden being so high.
Additional evidence of another Democrat on the District 47 Board came in a letter to the Northwest Herald from former Crystal Lake Grade School Board member Ruth Scifo.
When I saw her name at the bottom of the endorsement letter for Johnson, I remembered I had seen it somewhere before.
It was when I was looking at contributions to the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee, as you can see below:
Looking further, guess what else I found.
Ruth Scifo is an appointed Precinct Committeeman of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee. She serves in Algonquin Township Precinct 50.
Now I’m not saying that there have not been Republicans who have served on school boards and raised taxes.
But I do suggest that this proves that all school board members are not Republicans.