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Turner deserves county board seat

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I am endorsing Keith Turner in the upcoming election for Lake County Board member District 8, and I strongly recommend and ask that you vote for him on Nov. 2. As a Democrat, I have joined with independents, Republicans and many other Democrats in supporting Keith's campaign.

I have come to know Keith and am impressed by his passion, knowledge, and common sense. Keith has an enviable record of successful community involvement, and he has built strong relationships across Lake County that span the political spectrum. His years in the Navy typify his commitment to public service.

Keith has a steadfast commitment to fiscal responsibility, a willingness to confront tough issues, and the strength to put politics aside and make difficult decisions. He has a strong grasp of the issues facing our community, yet he listens to the ideas and opinions of others in order to reach decisions.

Keith's core commitment is to represent us as taxpayers and to make sure our tax dollars are spent responsibly. I am certain that his leadership, dedication, and experience will benefit the economic future of Waukegan and all of Lake County. Keith has attended Board meetings and has familiarized himself with the work of the county board, and as such he will be effective immediately upon taking office.

The Lake County Board is charged with making many complex decisions, and I have every confidence that Keith Turner is up to the task.

Collin O'Rourke