To the Editor:
McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson claims he is not, but he is a career politician. He has been an elected official in the Republican Party for more than 25 years. Anderson was instrumental in organizing a caucus in which Republican precinct committeemen were able to cast several, and in some cases hundreds, of votes to ensure that he and his political cronies would be the only candidates on the Republican ballot for McHenry Township offices.
He did not trust you, the voter. Anderson claims he is transparent, but he is not. To fill a vacancy on the board, after a closed session interview, Steve Verr, who ran with Anderson on the same ticket (but lost), was appointed to the board without the rest of the candidates being interviewed. Another backroom deal …
Anderson claims an elected official should not be able to hold two offices simultaneously. Yet, in addition to being on the McHenry Township board, Anderson also serves on the Harrison School District 36 Board.
Anderson has voting power over two large levies in McHenry County. Has he offered to resign either of his elected positions? No.
Now Anderson wants you to believe that abolishing the McHenry Township road district will save you money by subcontracting out the work. Anderson neglects to tell you that he will, by law, have to pay the private contractors the prevailing wage, which is a higher wage than what the McHenry Township road district is paid because it is not unionized.
He also said he will hire a professional to run the road district. Would he be planning to hire another one of his previous running mates, Steve Koerber? He is not telling you the whole truth.
Anderson is not a political outsider trying to make things right. He is just a new, good, old boy trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Anderson is not an activist concerned for the average voter. He is just another self-serving politician trying to pass laws that bring to fruition his single-minded agenda with which he is obsessed. Just like the career politician that he is.