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posted: 10/31/2012 4:40 AM

Dalton has shown leadership in church

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I am a member of First Congregational Church, which is Elgin's oldest church. We celebrated our 175th anniversary just last year. John Dalton, a candidate for circuit court judge, is also a member of our congregation, and I'd like to tell you a little about him that you are not likely to know.

He is a deacon who rarely misses Sunday worship. In that capacity he serves about 15 families, ministering to them when needed. John also was elected by the congregation to represent us on the Church Council as an at-large member. He is a valuable member of this group, and his wise counsel is important in guiding the church.

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Dalton was also appointed to an important committee, one that dispenses about $100,000 each year to important organizations and projects, with a focus on such things as the Community Crisis Center and PADS.

As if that wasn't enough, Dalton has also served as a Bible study facilitator, has hosted a Bible study group in his home, and is a member of the men's Bible study group.

John and his spouse also taught the church how to use social media to reach out and encourage new members to join the church. This effort brought in a large number of new members, including me.

FCC simply wouldn't be the same without John Dalton, so it should come as no surprise that I am supporting John Dalton in his campaign to become the next circuit court judge. He'd make a great judge.

David Ham

Elgin

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