Letter: In support of Pat Denlinger for School Board

By on March 31, 2011

I’ve lived in Elburn for over 20 years now, and during this time I’ve been active in youth athletics, School District referenda and the Kaneland Foundation.

I’ve come to know most, if not all, of the people running for the Kaneland School Board, as well as many of its current members. We have some outstanding candidates running in April, and I will support them as my fourth and last child graduates from Kaneland this May.

I write this letter to support one candidate in particular and someone I’m proud to call my friend—Pat Denlinger.

Pat and I have interacted as part of Elburn Basketball and then the Kaneland Cagers for the past 10 years. We’ve also sat next to each other over the years as fans watching our sons play basketball and football. Pat coached my son, Matt, in basketball for many years. I can’t think of a more level-headed person of integrity better suited for a School Board position than Pat.

Although I no longer will have children in the district’s schools, I know many of you who will. These are important times we’re heading into. We have a fairly new superintendent and brand new principals at many of our district’s schools, including the high school.

Now is a good time for change, and change is most definitely needed, especially at the high school. We need to elect people who are not afraid of change and are not afraid to lead that change. We need people with principles and the conviction not to veer from their principles when times are tough or others disagree.

Pat is one of those people. Please support Pat Denlinger in the upcoming School Board election. You will not be disappointed.

Joe Spitzzeri