Letter: You are invited to meet the candidates

By on February 17, 2011

The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry has as its focus the fostering of relationships and creating opportunities through which our members can add value to the community. With the interests of members and their community in mind, the chamber has hosted a “Meet the Candidates Night” during several previous spring elections. This year is no different.

As president of the chamber, it is my honor to invite the community to “Meet the Candidates Night” on Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Sugar Grove Public Library, Meeting Room C, 125 S. Municipal Drive, in Sugar Grove.

The doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m. Individuals seeking office with the village of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Library, Sugar Grove Fire District, Sugar Grove Park District, Sugar Grove Township, Waubonsee Community College and Kaneland School District have been invited to attend the event.

The race for village trustee is a hotly contested one, with four candidates vying for three seats. These candidates will be asked a series of questions related to Sugar Grove and the tough decisions that need to be made as a trustee.

The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, March 8. Early voting runs March 14 through March 31, with April 5 being election day. This event is being held prior to early voting to allow everyone the opportunity to hear from the candidates before casting their ballot.

Admission to the event is free. Light refreshments will be served following the program, and community members will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the candidates at that time. Candidates will be allowed to display and distribute political materials.

I look forward to seeing you in attendance.

James F. White, Attorney
Chamber President