To the Editor:
Honesty, integrity, responsibility, common sense and politicians. While the first four words might seem to have nothing to do with the last word, sometimes they do.
All too often we witness politicians on a federal, state and local level who will say and do anything to get elected. They will lie, make outrageous promises or take actions that harm or cost their constituents unnecessary tax dollars with only one goal in mind: get elected.
Two individuals that have the first four qualities are John Jung Jr. (District 5) and Ersel Schuster (District 6). By their actions, not hollow words, they have shown the qualities to serve their constituents and the people of McHenry County.
I would ask every eligible individual to vote this year. Voting is not a right or a privilege. It is a responsibility. You alone are responsible for the actions of our federal, state and local governments.