Monday, November 5, 2012
In probably the most interesting and contentious Kane County race, Democrat Tao Martinez makes a late run at Republican Robert Russell—with an endorsement from a conservative group.
In a slate of Kane County Board races, it turns out that the coroner's race is, ironically, the most lively. The Kane County Conservative Coalition—the same group that has pushed hard for Chris Lauzen's campaign for County Board chairman—is backing Democrat Tao Martinez in the coroner's race over Republican Robert Russell. A press release issued Thursday by Jon Zahm said the KCCC is endorsing a Democrat for the first time since 2002, when the group favored Pat Perez for sheriff. In the same e-mail, Zahm does disclose that his wife works as a paid political consultant for Martinez. "Most of our endorsements are of people we have been supporting for months, even years in some cases," Zahm said in the press release. "However, in one of the 20…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
He says there is only one choice on Nov. 6.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
To the voters of Kane County: As the Nov. 6 General Election nears, you will have the opportunity to choose your coroner. The voters of Kane County have two choices: Rob Russell or Tao Martinez. Let’s examine the record of the two candidates: * Only One has investigated complicated deaths. * Only One will implement the “Team Approach” to death investigation securing the respect and cooperation of local, state and national agencies involved in the investigation of deaths. * Only One understands that the office of coroner is an investigative / administrative position. * Only One understands and has the knowledge of the budget process. * Only One has committed to be a full-time professional coroner. Both candidates deserve your consideration…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Under the category of "something you don't see every day," Democratic coroner candidate Tao Martinez supports Republican Chris Lauzen for Kane County Board chairman.
Under the news category of "man bites dog," the Democratic candidate for Kane County coroner on Monday sent a letter announcing his endorsement of the GOP's Chris Lauzen for County Board chairman. According to the letter to the editor submitted by Tao Martinez to local media, Martinez had announced his public support and endorsement of Lauzen on Oct. 18 during the Western Township Republican organization meeting in Blackberry Township. "I have been saying from the beginning of the campaign that there is not a Republican way, or Democrat way, to run the coroner's office. Just the professional way," Martinez' letter says. "I see Sen. Lauzen as a man with a great background to be chairman of the County Board. He has 20 years of legislative …