Letter: John Dalton is a man of integrity

By on January 7, 2010

As we enter another campaign season, once again the call for campaign finance reform resurfaces, particularly from candidates seeking voter support and votes.

Typically, once elected, these candidates’ highly verbalized intention to advance critically needed campaign finance reform fades until the next election cycle, when they again need support and votes for their own re-election. And so it continues to the detriment of our democracy, to the disempowerment of voters.

This seemingly endless cycle of false hopes for real campaign finance reform makes it all the more exceptional for Democratic candidate John Dalton to actually take action now, while he is still a candidate. Seeking election to fill a new judgeship for Kane County, Dalton has intentionally declined donations of any size from fellow attorneys to ensure his focus as judge will be on the facts pertinent to the case rather than alliances formed from an attorney’s financial support to his campaign. It is precisely this type of common sense integrity which Kane County voters should enthusiastically support.

It’s a vital step to cultivating a culture of unbiased justice, within a judicial system desperately in need of real reform. By bringing this essential element to our courts as well as the electoral process, Dalton distinguishes himself above all other candidates.

This noble measure to vigorously step up to actually create the true campaign finance reform without imposed regulation, coupled with many stellar qualities John Dalton possesses as a qualified candidate of superb integrity, is why I am unreservedly supporting his campaign for Kane County judge. It is also the reason all voters in Kane County, regardless of party affiliation, should enthusiastically lend their support, voice and vote to Dalton.

Barbara Zaha
St. Charles