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Fremont Twp. needs leader who's committed

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To the voters in Fremont Township who have not decided, or might not yet have enough information to make an informed vote on Tuesday: If you were wondering, the answer is no, those big green signs saying Diana O'Kelly are not left over from November when she ran for the Lake County Board. She won that election, and now four months later has decided that she would rather be Fremont Township supervisor.

That leaves some of us who voted for her in November being asked to vote for her again for a different position. Why did she run for a job that she didn't really want, or will she try to do both positions at the same time? Diane serves on the Rules Commission. She is the chair of the Public Works and Transportation Commission and was voted as the President Pro Tem of the Lake County Forest Preserve Commission where she serves on the Finance and Administration Committee and the Land Preservation and Acquisition Committee. She is obviously very involved at the county level.

Diane made a commitment to serve the people for two more years. By running for supervisor of Fremont she disenfranchises the people who elected her by not allowing them to vote for the person representing District 10 on the Lake County Board and not fulfilling her commitment or shortchanging them by adding another job. Is that the kind of decisive leadership we should expect from our elected officials? Should we reward Diana O'Kelly for that kind of decision making?

A vote for Glenn Garamoni for Fremont Township supervisor would be a better choice to honestly and effectively serve the residents of Fremont Township. Glenn has been a very involved and dedicated precinct committeeman and a business owner in Fremont Township for many years.

Hurtenbach family


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