Letter: In support of Kevin Burns

By on February 16, 2012

I have known Kevin Burns for more than 30 years—since he was in high school. I know his family and his character. I have seen how he reacts to both success and adversity.

I have watched him build a sterling and prolonged record of community service—most recently in his nearly 11 years as Geneva’s second-longest-serving mayor.

In that office, he has been consistently successful in bringing together people of divergent viewpoints to craft a consensus for the betterment of the community. Through gentle prodding, leavened often with humor and always with kindness and decency, Mayor Burns has, time and again, patiently guided disagreeing partisans into working in concert.

That is leadership, and it is what we sorely need in the office of Chairman of the Kane County Board. I believe Kevin Burns possesses it in greater measure than his opponent, and so I urge you to vote for him on March 20.

Kurt Wehrmeister