Endorsement: Surges for Kane County Board District 21

The voters in Kane County Board District 21 have two fine choices in the race to succeed Rebecca Gillam, who is not running for re-election. Democrat Tara Jacobsen of Dundee Township is a political newcomer, having recently retired from a career in "professional problem-solving" as a nurse and system manager in the Cook County health system. Republican Clifford Surges is an insurance professional, a member of the District 300 education foundation and a former Gilberts village board member. We give the nod to Surges for his municipal experience but encourage Jacobsen to pursue elected office again at the township or school district level.

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