Local races have real impact

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Published: Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

There are many issues with the Nov. 8 election. On top is the presidential election, but I would like to discuss the people who will have a real impact on your future and that of your communities.

Algonquin and Lake in the Hills have an opportunity to elect County Board members and a County Board chairman who are fiscally conservative, intelligent and, most importantly, not political hacks. They will work together to lower taxes, improve transportation in the region and bring badly needed commerce into our area. Jack Franks as chairman, Paula Yensen and Mike Scala in District 5, and Kerry Barber and Yvonne Barnes in District 1 have concrete goals to accomplish these improvements.

Government is successful if intelligent and conscientious people work together to solve problems and make life better for their constituents. These five will do just that, and I implore you to vote for them in your districts.

John Schmitt

Algonquin Village President