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Rebuttal to Daily Herald endorsement

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Rebuttal to Daily Herald endorsement

In this public forum of the Herald, I wish to offer rebuttal to explanation of the Herald's lack of endorsement for James Gaffney for board member of School District 303. The fact that he is running for District 303 school board while maintaining his seat on the Fox River and Countryside Fire District is the editorial reasoning. This evaluation shows the Herald without vision or research. Mr. Gaffney has been active and integral on all aspects of his duties on both of these boards, fully utilizing his business experiences. He no longer is spending his energies running his own business which he sold anticipating his community work.

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Mr. Gaffney's professional and personal success have well established his value to any agenda to which he chooses to contribute. Also known to be outspoken and forthright, he currently brings a great value to the management of both the boards. His forward minded, out of the box attitudes have propelled the projects he helps direct. We are so fortunate that he personally has chosen to contribute to our welfare without any compensation, sharing with us his skills and experience. Other communities and boards are stymied by the lack of creative and realistic measures necessary in this economic time. Our boards have realized success with him on "board."

That Mr. Gaffney is willing to continue with these arduous labors, I feel appreciation and hope others also recognize this as volunteerism among the highest level and worthy of our "vote" of appreciation and gratitude.

Linda Stuart

St. Charles

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