Letter: An endorsement of Bill Lenert
My wife Sarah and I came home Friday night after stopping for dinner at the Sugar Grove American Legion Fish Fry, and read the Elburn Herald, as we do every week.
The most interesting article to me was the discussion of qualifications for County Board in southwestern Kane County. Bill Lenert stayed focused on only his positive attributes. Unfortunately, his opponent couldn’t help campaigning negatively against Bill by accusing him of “being my childhood friend,” donating to my campaigns, having me as one of his insurance clients, then reached for a self-serving, negative, and inaccurate conclusion that “… he will likely follow (Chris’) lead in any issue and vote as told to”.
Allow me to clear the air, avoid complaining about his political opponent and stay focused on Bill Lenert’s positive qualities.
First, Bill Lenert is a dear friend of mine—guilty as charged. That’s because he demonstrates every day all the best qualities of honesty, competence, hard work and patience that I aspire to.
Second, I am grateful that Bill and his family have supported my work on your behalf for 20 years in the Illinois State Senate.
And just as Bill selected the best accountant available when I did his bookkeeping and taxes, I selected the best insurance agent available when Bill insured our home, vehicles and family’s future.
Only from one side in a political campaign can “friendship,” “mutual support” and “sound business judgement” be called anything other than positive.
Finally, I am delighted, proud and grateful for the good and productive relationship that Bill Lenert and I have built over a lifetime. We have served on several boards together—sometimes he’s chairman and sometimes I am. We agree 80 percent of the time, try to respectfully persuade each other when we don’t agree, and both of us work hard to do our best always.
Bill Lenert is just one of the finest people I know. Please cast one of the best votes you’ll ever make by electing him to the Kane County Board.
Christopher J. Lauzen
Kane County Board Chairman