Rogers posts strong positions on highway commissioner race
Michael Rogers, Republican candidate for Dundee Township highway commissioner, recently made a stand for term limits and the tax freeze referendum via Facebook.
He stated his opposition to nepotism in the same post.
Rogers pointed out the pension debt of Carpentersville, using it as an example of out-of-control spending by municipal officials who had been "in office too long." In a separate post, he took a swipe at Republican opponent Scott Sinnett, asking why Sinnett never attends Kane County Republican Central Committee meetings.
The specific mention of nepotism in Rogers' campaign may have been driven by the Dundee Township Republican Organization's anti-nepotism and cronyism resolution last year. Incumbent Larry Braasch's wife has worked for the township for 30 years, most recently part-time for her husband.
"Nepotism and cronyism have run rampant," Rogers posted. "And it's time for a new highway commissioner to clean things up."
In addition to the nepotism issue, Braasch currently faces two criminal investigations, one by the Kane County Sheriff's Department as well as criminal charges for indecent exposure stemming from an incident in South Carolina last year.
Rogers and Sinnett will face the embattled Braasch in the Republican primary on Feb. 28.
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