Burns Endorsed By Five Township GOP Chairmen

Kevin Burns gets the support of five Republican township chairs in his bid for Kane County Board Chairman.

Five Republican Party township chairs have endorsed Kevin Burns' campaign for the Republican nomination as Kane County Board chairman. The Geneva mayor faces in the March primary.

"We are pleased to support Kevin Burns' campaign," said Mark Wissing, the GOP chair for Geneva Township. "This is a leadership position, and it needs to be filled by an administrator with the appropriate experience."

In addition to Wissing, Burns received the endorsement of Ellen Nottke, Batavia Township; John Fahy, Dundee Township; Ken Shepro, St. Charles Township; and Mike Kenyon, Elgin Township.

“Kevin Burns is the best qualified candidate for chairman of the Kane County
Board," Kenyon said. "Not only does he understand municipal government and what makes it work, he is the most capable when it comes to working with others.”

Shepro praised Burns’ experience, as well.

“Kevin Burns is an experienced chief executive who has skillfully led the city of Geneva through the recession with expense reductions, balanced
budgets, and healthy reserve levels,” Shepro said.

“Kevin is a leader,” said Fahy. “More than that, he’s a consensus builder, and Kane County needs those qualities in its chairman.”

Kevin Burns welcomed the show of support for his campaign.

"I am honored these five Republican township chairs have endorsed my candidacy, Burns said. “They are community leaders, and their support and friendship mean a lot to me. I look forward to working with all of them as our campaign goes forward."

Justin Eggar December 10, 2011 at 04:55 PM
Hey Marc - I understood your points. I don't know if I believe the assertion that fundraising contributions equals the best candidate. In this case, we are suggesting that $$ equals reception of a candidates message by the voting public. Possibly... but, I'm not 100% confident that because one candidate has received more to date means that they are most qualified for the role, etc. Of course I also don't believe that we always elect the most qualified candidate, for what thats worth.
Karen Phillips December 10, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Marc, Thanks. You are right about the A-1's. That is one way to detail the occupational activities of very public supporters promoted through media sources. Another valuable assessment tool is a resume submitted for media distribution. If someone is applying to be a CEO, COO or CFO this March work history is pertinent. If voters are "hiring" someone of this caliber and into a very important elected position shouldn't voters be able to view their resume online or in the newspaper? (in any race with any candidates of any party.)
Political PR Machine December 11, 2011 at 02:27 PM
I started reading the articles that have been posted - shame of Patch for turning this into a gossip column- all articles/blogs were written to promote the style of politics that we are sick of - perhaps the journalists( using the word lightly) could actually journalize and write meaningful pieces on the comparisons of the candidate's platforms, provide an educated writing about the issues, and limit the sensationalistic "journalism" that promotes devisiveness, meaninglessness, and furthers the OWS cause. The people running for office are respectable citizens with differing thoughts on how to solve problems - please focus on the real issues and not the garbage "journalism in vogue" trash- the stakes are too high to allow for the garbage editorial form of presenting candidates.
Karen Phillips December 14, 2011 at 10:41 PM
Ken, let me begin by stating that this information was taken from a formal Fact Sheet presented by Sentor Chris Lauzen at a forum. Chris is running in the GOP Primary for the position of Kane County Board Chairman. Priorities: Freeze the tax levy Create a business climate in IL where private sector can maintain and create more jobs paying higher wages. Cut waste in government spending Consistent opposition to increases in major taxes, perks, and pay increases for politicians, and increases to the size of government. Principles ahead of "politics"; solutions to the big problems; responsiveness to every constituent. Honest Competence. He would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. 630-264-2419. Chris answers questions directly and serves as his own spokesman. Further information can be provided.
Sue Tills January 21, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Republican organizations exist to support ALLl the Republican candidates. Endorsements by these chairmen of one Republican candidate over another are inappropriate. Endorse all you want as an individual, but not as chairmen.


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