I have called myself a Republican all my life and I have voted a straight Republican ticket all my life -- until I met Chris Kennedy. It's rare that a citizen actually gets to meet the people that are running for office, but I have had the unique pleasure of meeting fellow Libertyville resident Chris Kennedy many times.
Not only am I impressed with him as a neighbor, school board member and candidate, but I am impressed with him as a human being. He consistently demonstrates a level of professionalism, integrity and dedication to family that is rare in today's world. Party be damned, I am utterly convinced that given the profound challenges that the Lake County State's Attorney Office is currently facing, there is no better person suited to clean up the mess and make this office and this county something to be proud of.