To the Editor:
In the coming days, we will have the opportunity to impact decisions made for us by our elected officials.
As a resident of western McHenry County and a 35-year agribusiness professional, I think we have a unique opportunity to re-elect Mary McCann to the County Board.
Mary’s insight into the rural side of our county stemming from her farming and agribusiness endeavors offers a base of knowledge that is unparalleled and deserving of your support. As a responsible member of the board, Mary recognizes the county referendum for what it is, an additional layer of government. Adding expense for the county executive position and multiple members of his/her staff, layer upon layer of salaries and benefits at the expense of taxpayers, all to create a position to fix something that isn’t broken.
I hope you choose to protect our county’s financial rating by voting “no” on the referendum and “yes” for Mary McCann.
Jeffrey L. Kimmel