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Letter to the Editor on Upcoming DeWitt County Board Election

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted September 24, 2020

 

Dear Editor:

 

The election coming up is not only important on a national level but also right here in DeWitt County.  The race for the County Board seats will have an enormous impact on us more quickly than any other race in the country. Actions of the County Board from taxes, to public safety, and county infrastructure are immediate. A vote taken on a Thursday night about an issue can be effective Friday morning! Because of this, it is important to maintain experience on the Board.

 

If the incumbents lose in this election, more than half the Board will be composed of members who have fewer than 2 years of experience, with none of those having been chairs of any committee. We don't have the luxury of waiting for these folks to get up to speed and be ready for the challenges facing this County. 

 

It is also alarming that those who are challenging the incumbents are one-issue candidates on an issue which, without a legal battle, will cost the County money it doesn't have and cannot be reversed. With so much at stake, we need to elect those who have a working knowledge of how the County operates; those who are concerned about its financial stability; and those who have the ability to leave politics out of their decisions. 

 

The incumbents have kept the County on a positive course, and it should stay on that course!

 

Please vote for the following candidates:

DISTRICT C

   Dave Newberg

   Jay Wickenhauser

   Scott Nimmo

 

DISTRICT A

   Lance Reece

   Camille Redman

 

Thank you for voting for a positive, experienced group of DeWitt County leaders.

 

Respectfully,

Dennis Rich

Clinton, IL  61727

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Letter to the Editor on DeWitt County Board Candidates in General Election

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Posted September 21, 2020

 

Dear Editor:

I believe we must consider leadership in the DeWitt County Board election this year.

 

As a former member of the County Board, I have worked alongside the incumbents who are running for reelection, and I would like to outline my experiences while doing so.  During my time on the County Board, everyone worked in unison to make sure that we were doing what was right for the County’s residents. We always presented a balanced budget, took care of County infrastructure, and gave the employees the tools they needed to perform their jobs with the most efficiency. 

 

All Board members respected one another and understood that "we were all in this together."   This is a result of leadership provided by David Newberg as Chairman and Camille Redman as Vice-Chairman.  Because of their vision for a better government, the Board worked its way out of a financial hole and still took care of the demands of the County’s needs. This was done without raising taxes!  The attitude of the Board starts with its leaders. 

 

Scott Nimmo, Jay Wickenhauser, and Lance Reece worked shoulder to shoulder with the other Board members to resolve all issues presented. 

 

Although not in leadership roles at that time, they participated in discussions and presented ideas to help reach a working solution.  It takes leadership to operate a governmental body, and these candidates have proven their ability to do just that!

 

Please vote for proven leaders:


Dave Newberg, Scott Nimmo, and Jay Wickenhauser in District C
Lance Reece and Camille Redman in District A

 

Respectfully,
Randy Perring
Farmer City, IL  61842
 

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