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Posted March 13, 2020


Dear Editor:


Letter to the Editor:

This letter is directed to those voters in District A and District C who are still undecided as to which County Board candidates to vote for.  
If you are still undecided on who to vote for, then you probably are not affected by the Wind Farm project or you don’t care about it one way or the other.  


In my opinion, the opposing non-incumbent candidates were all handpicked for one major reason – to get them elected to the Board and disrupt the Wind Farm project any way they can.  For all those opposed to the Wind Farm project, I’m sure you have already made up your mind to vote for the opposing candidates; and nothing is going to change your mind. 


I am a major supporter for the Wind Farm project. So it is no big shock that I support and will vote for all the incumbents who voted for the Wind Farm project the first time around. Similarly, all of the Wind Farm supporters are voting for the incumbents.  


But let me put forth another major concern that all the Wind Farm supporters have for making their decision to vote for the incumbents.


Hopefully, most of you can remember the years 2010 thru 2014 when inexperienced Board leadership brought major disruption and embarrassment to the Board; and almost led our County to financial ruin. Most of these past Board members were supported by and were members of a group called the Reform Coalition. The Reform Coalition now supports the new opposing candidates, of which some are and were previous members of the Reform Coalition. 


David Newberg, Jay Wickenhauser, and Cole Ritter are among the current County Board members that were elected and have faithfully served since those disastrous years. They have helped bring back decorum and respect to the Board; and have guided the County back to financial stability. 


Please cast your votes for Dave Newberg, Jay Wickenhauser, and Cole Ritter. They are committed to address and support a lot of the issues more important to you and the residents of DeWitt County than just the Wind Farm project. They have not been afraid to discuss their positions on these issues on the WHOW radio station, unlike the opposition. 


Does the opposition have a position on anything other than NO to the Wind Farm project? What is their position on all the other issues that the County Board is responsible for such as – finances, budget, road and bridges, public health and safety, marina, sheriff department, library, ambulance service, animal shelter, etc.?


I certainly don’t know. Do you?


Roger Fatheree
Clinton, IL

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