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Letter to the Editor: Fitzgerald Endorses Lauzen

Former U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald writes to endorse Chris Lauzen as the GOP nomination for Kane County Board chairman.

Dear Editor,

Illinois state Sen. Chris Lauzen is running for Kane County Board chairman. His credentials as fiscal conservative, pro-life, pro-Constitution including Second Amendment rights, and pro-traditional family are impeccable. Sen. Lauzen has served the people of Kane County with distinction for 19 years.

We first served together in 1993, as two of the “Fab Five” freshman state senators who came from various business backgrounds and demonstrated independent thinking. We successfully co-sponsored Truth-in-Pensions that took three years to pass both chambers of the legislature and Truth-in-Budgets that took five years to pass before Gov. Jim Edgar signed it into law. Sen. Lauzen has built a solid reputation, on both sides of the partisan aisle, of being highly-principled and consistently well-prepared.

This is the season when some ordinary candidates can make unsupported claims, but Lauzen wins elections by effectively mobilizing enthusiastic grassroots volunteers and serves well by keeping his word and bringing proven experience that we can trust. His track record of strong personal relationships, principled leadership, legislative acumen, proven financial and management experience will be essential in order to serve citizens of Kane County effectively.

Chris’ message and commitment to freezing the tax levy during times of declining property values, treating all people—not just “insiders”—with respect, and competent administration of county business through innovation and austerity are especially timely. He is truly the “reform” candidate.

It is because of his honesty, work ethic and proven commitment to traditional conservative values that I enthusiastically endorse state Sen. Chris Lauzen and his intention to run for Kane County Board chairman.

Very truly yours,

Peter F. Fitzgerald
United States senator, IL (1999-2005)

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