To the Editor:
Brian Sager’s latest campaign mailer was a clear revelation of his character. This appalling, costly, full-color political advertisement was a simple negative attack ad.
There was no message of his vision for representing Illinois House District 63 residents. It was meant solely to attack and demean his opponent. Is this an example of the “ethical responsibility” that Mr. Sager boldly touts on his large billboard and in his ads?
The Northwest Herald endorsed Mr. Sager for his years of political involvement. Yet the lessons he seems to have learned from this involvement is how to be a negative politician, not how to lead and act in the best interest of the residents in this area.
I am left to wonder who Mr. Sager is saying “thank you” to for raising all the money necessary to mail such expensive ads. Is this an example of Brian's method of “fighting tirelessly to expose corruption” as his ad proclaims? Is this the type of campaign that the Northwest Herald meant to support? Is this the example of “a proven leader” the Herald meant to endorse?
As a longtime Woodstock resident, I am embarrassed that this is the type of politician who has been representing me as the mayor of Woodstock. Surely here in McHenry County we can do better.
I will vote for Steve Reick. Steve Reick is the ethical candidate. He will not be anyone’s puppet, nor would he hide behind or endorse such obviously appalling judgment of campaign politics as was executed on behalf of his opponent. Steve Reick will be honest. If he makes a mistake, he will take responsibility.
He will continue to spend his time acting in a forthright manner and in the best interest of District 63 residents. He will continue to use his years of hard work in business, law and government service to take positive actions that will benefit this community. Steve Reick has the character I can endorse.