Endorsement: Elliott for GOP in DuPage County Board, Dist. 4

  • Tim Elliott, left, and Michelle Moore, right, are Republican candidates for   DuPage County Board District 4 in the 2016 election.

    Tim Elliott, left, and Michelle Moore, right, are Republican candidates for DuPage County Board District 4 in the 2016 election.

 
The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Posted2/19/2016 1:00 AM

A pair of attorneys, Michelle Moore of Wheaton and Tim Elliott of Glen Ellyn, are seeking the Republican nomination in the March primary for a four-year term in DuPage County Board District 4.

Both are strong and thoughtful candidates with deep roots in DuPage. Moore, running for her first elected post, is a municipal prosecutor who was recruited by Chairman Dan Cronin to run for the seat. While she promises to be her own person on the board, she's likely the safe choice for those happy with the board's direction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Elliott, who promises to be an "independent voice," is more of a wild card. He's likely to ask tough questions and challenge the status quo. A fiscal conservative, he's spent the past two years on the Glen Ellyn village board. A former member of the then-troubled DuPage Water Commission, he also is one of the attorneys appointed by the "Clean Slate" faction to represent the College of DuPage.

Elliott is smart, well-versed in the issues and not afraid to rattle cages. His proposals to expand shared purchasing programs and services are sound. So, too, is his desire to keep the county fairgrounds where they are but to develop a plan to increase use of the facility.

While we think highly of the work being done by the county board, we also support the idea of a strong alternative voice.

Elliott is endorsed in the district that covers all or parts of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Lisle, Bloomingdale and Addison.

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