Such a deal at election board

Posted4/28/2018 1:00 AM

I attended the meeting of the DuPage County Election Commission on April 9. The meeting lasted 23 minutes.

The Board of Commissioners covered the following: the pledge, approval of voting results presented by the executive director, approval of a $240 moving charge, approval of the minutes from the last meeting, and they heard a brief presentation by the executive director.


Based on their annual salary of $27,500, that comes to $2,291 per hour. If we call it an even half-hour, that comes out to $4,582 for their services. How many of you make $4,582 for 30 minutes of work?

Additionally, Dan Cronin boasts about a bipartisan board. Does anything above look like a partisan issue? No. And all other election commission matters aren't partisan either. If they were, I'd be getting calls from the Democrat on the commission. I never got one.

These three commissioners, even the Democrat, are appointed by Dan Cronin, a Republican. He rewards them with a salary of $27,500 to go to one meeting a month. And the Republicans in DuPage complain about Chicago or Springfield.

Bob Peickert, Chair

Democratic Party of DuPage County


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