Commenter “Brett Stephans” offers this analysis of the defeat of Don Lockhart as Mayor of Marengo by John Koziol:
Honestly, saying that Jack Franks endorsement cost Lockhart the Mayor of Marengo position.
(Here is the article under which this comment was posted: Jack Franks Made Robo-Call for Marengo Mayor Don Lockhart.)
Is an overkill. What cost Lockhart the Mayor position are the following:
(1) The increasing cost of water. Koziol posted on local FB pages the increasing cost of water/sewer for Marengo residents. The rates have continued to increase and people are sick of the increasing water/sewer rate.
(2) With the increase in the rate of water, the quality is rather poor. Again their are a lot of yellowish/tan water pictures residents have posted on FB.
(3) the NWHerald, within a week of the election had an article related to a decrease in the credit rating for the city.
All 3 of these primary issues Koziol posted on FB and said that he would change all of them. People are sick of their water rates and water quality.
I don’t believe Jack Franks robo calling the area played any part in the downfall of Lockhart.