Forest candidate's great pledges
I am supporting Don Kirchenberg for Forest Preserve Commissioner in District 2 because he has worked hard for decades to help protect our open space including the forest preserves and trails. He has served as a volunteer as president of the Illinois Prairie Path not-for-profit corporation for over 7 years. Don is also the ongoing Voluntary Chairman of the Friends of the Great Western Trails, which he helped to found over 12 years ago.
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Don has excellent ideas on how to improve the management of our forest preserve district. As our commissioner Don will:
• Work to reduce the annual salary of the Part-Time Commissioner position from their current pay of $53,000-plus per year with full benefits and a taxpayer subsidized pension at an estimated total cost of $110,000 to an annual salary of only $25,000 per year.
• Will not ask for or support any commissioners' family members to become employees of the FPD of DC.
• Encourage more citizens to be involved by holding evening meetings and broadcast all meetings on the Internet and cable TV.
• Not accept any campaign donations from any companies doing business with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.