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posted: 2/7/2013 5:00 AM

Winfield United works for residents

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Current Winfield village board members Jay Olson, Tim Allen, Tony Reyes and Jim Hughes as well as certain candidates in our next election are constantly talking about a mysterious and powerful political action group called Winfield United. According to these politicians, Winfield United is able to control our village board and is out to destroy Winfield.

Really? Who belongs to this mysterious supposedly sinister group?

Residents. That's it. Just residents. That is all we are. No developers or anyone looking to profit by changing village ordinances. Winfield deserves honest, transparent government that should represent the community and not a small group's vision of what is best for us.

The politicians attacking Winfield United are the same politicians who have: pushed to eliminate the police department behind closed doors and without resident input; advocated the elimination of our community volunteer committees so that there are less people knowing their plans; constantly violate the open meetings act preventing issues from properly coming before our residents for discussion.

Do members of Winfield United oppose politicians who do not want to hear from or care about us residents? Absolutely. Trustees work for the residents, not for themselves.

How do you become a Winfield United member? Well, you can be labeled as such by simply speaking out against the politicians or have a different point a view from them.

Or, if you have really had enough and like me want to put control of our village back in the hands of the people, please vote for people who really do care about supporting the community first and foremost. These people are running because they care and want to help: for village president, Erik Spande; for village trustee, Jack Bajor, Jim McCurdy and Phil Mustes.

Steve Romanelli

Winfield United president


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