Monday, April 15, 2013
Village president-elect thanks residents for support.
THANK YOU LAKE ZURICH!! I would like to thank my family; all the people who voted for me to be your next Village President; all the people who donated time, money and effort to my campaign; all the people who participated in any way in the election process and my opponents. It is a difficult and time consuming process … often times not much fun. We have a great community. But we can’t do it alone. I call on the talented and resourceful residents of Lake Zurich to join in the process. This election brought out new folks with new energy, new ideas and a new willingness to get involved. All that PLUS Your election of me, Jim Beaudoin, Dan Stanovich, Jeff Halen and Mark Loewes will get us “POYNTON in the Right Direction. ”Thank you for …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Lake Zurich trustee looks forward to continuing to represent village.
Thursday, April 11
I would like to thank the voters and the community for their support throughout my reelection campaign. It has been an honor and privilege representing the Village the last 4 years and I look forward continuing many of the things we worked on with the newly elected officials; Village President Tom Poynton and Trustees Jim Beaudoin, Dan Stanovich and Mark Loewes. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rich Sustich, Jonathon Sprawka, Terry Mastandrea and Suzanne Branding for their time and commitment to the Village Board. Jeff Halen, Lake Zurich Trustee
Friday, April 5, 2013
Rich Sustich endorses Tom Poynton, independent candidates.
Tom Poynton and the Independent Trustee candidates offer LZ residents the real horsepower needed to create a lean and effective village government that is fiscally sustainable and resident and business friendly. Poynton has served on the Board for six years and has demonstrated strong leadership and commitment to do what it really takes to serve as an elected official. He worked to develop the Village’s first Strategic and Capital Improvement Plans in more than a decade, to ensure the Village invests wisely in the infrastructure our residents depend on. He took the lead in encouraging the annexation deal, paving the way for LZ to attract Mariano’s after Mayor Branding and village administration twice dropped the ball; a failure that …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"The Ela First candidates stands out as refreshing opposites."
Wednesday, April 3
I recently received a call from Wayne Wnek, the Ela Tax Reform Party candidates for Assessor. While I was already inclined to support John Barrington, this call cemented my position. At the start, Wnek repeated the talking point that his slate has been pushing since day one: that they would refund $2 million of the $2.2 million surplus to Ela Township taxpayers. Of course that sounds great…who wouldn’t want a tax refund? But, as in all things, the devil is in the details. So I asked him what we would do if we were faced with an unexpected expenditure, like a weather disaster or another economic downtown. His response: they would borrow to cover the expenditures. So the Ela Tax Reform Party wants to clean out the township’s reserves and …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
"She has an extensive background in construction defect litigation and risk management."
I have known Eileen Maloney for more than 10 years and I think she would make a top-notch member of district 95's school board. She has been regularly attending school board meetings for three years. She has an extensive background in construction defect litigation and risk management and these skills will be an excellent complement to those already on the board. Eileen represented district 95 in Washington D.C. in 2010 when District 95 was named a design challenge school for EPA's Tools for Schools program and has incorporated many of the provisions learned there into District 95's Indoor Air Quality program. Here is a link to her website, eileenmaloney.com I know she will passionately represent our district. Please join me in voting for …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
"Read between the lines Ela Township and vote for new, fresh faces and ideas for our local government."
Tuesday, March 26
I find it most interesting to learn the long-term Township Supervisor, Lucy Prouty, led the current board to reduce new 2013 incoming revenues from our property taxes by $500,000 (about 20% less than the usual property taxes levied for Ela Township government operations; not including the Road District). Do you think ELA FIRST would have made this tax levy reduction if the new ELA TAX REFORM PARTY slate were not sharing the facts with us about how much extra money is still in Ela Township’s bank accounts? There is no need to keep overpaying and letting these long term incumbents take on multi-million dollar projects with no formal feedback from us property tax payers who are footing the bill for their lavish offices, plush compensations …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Parent endorses attorney Eileen Maloney for District 95 school board.
Hello Friends and Neighbors, I would like to make you aware of the upcoming Lake Zurich School District 95 Board of Education election on April 9. Eileen Maloney is a worthy candidate for this position. Eileen has lived in the community for 16 years and she and her husband have three wonderful children. She works as an attorney for an insurance company in Schaumburg. Eileen has attended the majority of the Board of Education meetings for many years as a community member. She has contributed to the school district in the following ways: On April 9, please vote for Eileen Maloney. She looks forward to representing the people and the children of Lake Zurich School District 95. Sincerely, Carolyn Fitzgerald Parent, …
"Having been very involved in local youth sports and working with the Ela First members for many years, we know that they heard our needs and proactively responded with their support."
We are hereby endorsing the incumbent Ela First Party for the upcoming election because we feel that they will continue to work hard for the residents of Ela Township and make it a priority for the well-being and safety of these residents. Their ongoing programs for the area youth and elderly have had a very positive effect and their fiscal responsibility and being wise with taxpayers' dollars is second to none. During their 8 year tenure they have progressively made our township a better place to live. With the addition of community servant Lynn O'Brien, the Ela First Party is even that much stronger. She has been a proactive servant and well respected business person in our community. We would like to see the Ela First Party …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Ela First has long track record.
Thursday, March 21
The April 9th Township election offers an interesting look at our democratic electoral system. For any motivation anyone can run. After reading and researching the township choices, I see one party is Ela First who is a long-experienced, talented group of people with a spotless track record. Their motivation is clear. They want to continue to expand programs that serve the Township while continuing to keep the tax levy down. The Tax Reform Party is running a ticket with no Township experience and little experience in the public sector. Their motivation is questionable. They claim they want to increase programs while lowering the tax rate. I could see them saying they are out of work, laid off, or just retiring and they want a …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Lake Zurich Village President Candidate Tom Poynton, trustee, disagrees with Johnson's opinions.
Saturday, March 16
I read with interest, Mr. Jim Johnson’s so-called “endorsements”. I’ve always cast a wary eye toward personal political “endorsements”. I have no quarrel with his ELA First endorsement. But it should be noted this is not a dis-interested endorsement. His spouse is a long time Ela Township Trustee and candidate. He said of me “I can’t support Poynton. He doesn’t have the skill to work well with others” Mr. Johnson is entitled to his opinion but I disagree with it. I’ve worked very well with the residents, with local businesses, with staff and with my fellow Trustees. I am responsible to the voters and have never shirked from that responsibility. His comments about me come from a man who supported previous senior staff members who …