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Taxpayer fighter

Published: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

With the McHenry County Board’s actions a couple weeks ago, it’s no wonder people complain that politicians don’t listen to their constituents.

The board had an opportunity to let voters weigh in on a proposal to cut the size of the board from 24 to 16 members, saving up to $300,000 a year.

A small bipartisan cohort backed the proposal. However, entrenched incumbents were successful in blocking the measure by voting to table it.

One of the leaders of the movement to downsize the board is Arne Waltmire, who is running to represent District 4 (McHenry, Spring Grove, Richmond, Ringwood, McCullom Lake, Johnsburg, etc.).

He spoke eloquently at the meeting in favor of the proposal because it saves money for taxpayers without hurting vital public services or job creation.

For months, he’s been going door to door pushing a downsizing proposal, and it’s been getting good feedback.

I know I was pleasantly surprised to hear about the proposal when he came to my door.

Check out Arne’s website at www.arnewaltmire.com to learn more.

Waltmire’s got my vote in November.

Denise J. Stanek


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