Algonquin clerk urges voters to do their homework
Karen Lukasik might be new to her role as Algonquin Township Clerk, but she has enough experience in politics to know there are candidates who truly care about their constituents and others who want to use a post as a way to move up the political ladder.
Lukasik took to social media recently to urge residents to research each candidate's record and history of service to the community before casting their votes.
"As the election nears please take time to learn truly what each candidate stands for," Lukasik posted on Facebook. "It is my fear that people will be in leadership roles whom do not have the people's best interests in mind but simply a stepping stone to a bigger political agenda. We saw this occur in the Primary and unfortunately we may see an increase in cronyism and patronage by some elected officials hiring their buddies instead of qualified people."
Lukasik ran her campaign based on her background, experience and ability to multitask. She pointed to her service as a village trustee and track record of "responsiveness and accountability" to constituents.
"The people need to know who your elected officials are closely aligned with and understand what they stand for regardless of political party," she posted. "Please take the time to vote on April 4th because your voices matter."
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