To be fair, KC GOP coroner candidate Russell is, at least publicly, encouraging his supporters to remove placed-without-permission Martinez signs the semi-legal way. He’s “suggesting” his crew first ask the property owner to “consider” removing the opposition sign.
But per the new state law, even that’s illegal. Though I think it’s rather bizarre, if a property owner finds an unwanted political sign on their premises, they’re supposed to call the offending campaign and have them come out and remove it. Those yard signs have become almost as sacred as the Shroud of Turin.
Of course, what Russell really means is, “just go ahead and remove the signs,” just like staunch supporter Francisco Carrera was caught in the act doing. So let me remind Geneva Highway Township Commissioner Mark Wissing, who’s always prone to bouts of insomnia around election time, that if he gets pinched purloining Martinez signs, I will run against him – and win.
In yet another Facebook post (apparently he’s almost as prolific as yours truly) Russell declares, “Cop or janitor – that is your choice for coroner.” So much for class.
But since I have no class, I might put it a different way. Death scene specialist or a corrections officer with five separate reprimands who’s claim to head up 60 plus homicide investigations doesn’t hold up and who’s studied under one of the most corrupt sheriffs in Illinois (John Zaruba).
My esteemed Kane County compatriots! This is our chance to dispense with one of the last vestiges of the McConnaughay/Shepro regime. A Martinez victory means the Dallas Ingemnuson/Denny Hastert cabal no longer have their teeth in any Kane County elected official.
(You’re right! We’ll still have Jim Oberweis, but he’s basically harmless.)
So for all those obvious reasons and the fact that he’s the better candidate, vote Martinez for coroner!