"Why I Support Sharon Langlotz-Johnson for Palatine Township Supervisor"
Like many people I have watched the going-on's in government with varying degrees of bemusement, bafflement and growing outrage.
Nationally and locally, so many of our elected officials fail to understand that government's purpose is to serve its constituents in a fiscally responsible manner, while also providing for the more fragile members of our community. Many officials become career policiticians, doing no more than is necessary to ensure their re-election.
I am writing in support of Sharon Langlotz-Johnson, a person I have been fortunate enough to call a friend for over twenty years. Sharon is running for the position of Palatine Township Supervisor. She has served as a Palatine Township Trustee for the past four years which has allowed her to gain valuable insight and knowledge into the workings of Township government, but not a long enough period of time for her to become jaded and arrogant.
I can personally attest to Sharon's compassionate nature and feel she will bring fresh ideas along with a commonsense approach to carrying out her duties as Supervisor.
While I applaud the work the Township has done in regards to the Food Pantry, there has been a failure in its vision to reach out to all of its community members. I would urge readers to look at the portion of property taxes they pay towards Palatine Township, then think of the services they have received in return. Ask yourself, too, if you are getting the most "bang for your buck" in the Township Highway budget of approximately $2 Million for the 18 1/2 miles of roadway actually maintained by the Township.
Sharon has new ideas to better serve all of the communities that make up Palatine Township. Her election as Township Supervisor will enable her to implement these needed changes. I urge voters to vote for Sharon Langlotz-Johnson and the "Doing Things Better for Palatine Township" slate on February 26th.
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