Trustee Candidate Says Incumbents Violate Election Law
Village of Cary literature has come under scrutiny of improper use for trustee incumbents election campaign.
Recently, the incumbent candidates for Cary Village Trustee made baseless charges against our candidacies for violating State of Illinois Election Law.
They offer nothing in the way of facts or evidence, but simply pull ideas from thin air.
We believe the State of Illinois Elections Laws should be followed and appropriate disclosure be done.
That is why we are very disturbed at the gross negligence by our opponents to distribute yard signs, fliers and advertisements without attributing who “Paid for” or “Authorized” these forms of political speech. It is deceptive to our neighbors and it violates the State of Illinois’ Election Law.
Additionally, we find it increasingly disturbing that our citizens’ tax dollars are being utilized by the incumbents for political speech. We are attaching two examples paid for by taxpayer dollars where the incumbents’ names are clearly portrayed in an attempt to deceptively gain votes. Couple that with a “Weekly” e-mail newsletter that is now appearing almost daily supporting the incumbents’ message; we cannot sit idly by without calling them out on it.
It is time for a new way of doing things in Cary. Cary residents deserve better.
Karen Lukasik: “In these tight economic times, I find it troubling that our Village is using our tax dollars to promote the incumbents.”
Bruce Kaplan: “We have been very careful and conscious not only to support the letter of the Election Law, but the spirit of it.”
Robert Bragg: “I think it would be the honorable thing for the incumbents and the Village to come clean and stop these underhanded election practices.”
Jeff Kraus: “I have run a campaign on transparency and trust. The incumbents should have been following the law before they began leveling hypocritical charges against my candidacy.”