Rob Russell is getting nervous!

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).

That certainly puts it in a different perspective doesn’t it? I happen to agree with Mr. Russel when he says “Integrity is something that cannot be bought.” 

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!

2 thoughts on “Rob Russell is getting nervous!

  1. I really had every intention in not commenting on this coroner race and just follow it from afar as an interested party by reading newspaper accounts on how the election was progressing. What I have been reading lately changed my mind and I feel the need to vent.

    When candidates turn to mud-slinging and name-calling their opponent, instead of touting their own credentials,even if they have to embellish them, then I wonder if they really have the ability to execute the duties of the office they seek.

    Playing yard sign stealing games and intimidating people who have your opponents sign in their yards shows a lack of respect for the election process and the right of the people to feel free to express their support of the candidate of their choice without fear of reprisal.

    If Mr. Martinez opponent is that insensitive to what he and his business does for families who have suffered a loss of a family member and wants to define him as a “janitor”, then he has no true understanding of the complexities of this job and where being sensitive to the needs of a family is just as important as the investigation.

    As Coroner of Madison County,IL., our philosophy in dealing with families is and always will be, “they don’t care how much you know..until they know how much you care.”

    I have known Mr. Martinez for many years and I know he has the character and integrity for the job and exhibits those unique qualities that will make him an excellent coroner.

    To be fair, I don’t know Mr. Russell and maybe he has those same characteristics, I can only form an opinion based on what I have read in newspaper accounts and by how he runs his campaign.

  2. You drag a KC race into the area? how about dragging a Dem that’s running in Kane\Will\DuPage\Kendall area that is removing Rep signs? Or 4 years ago the Dem removing other Dem signs in a Aldermanic race?

    Naperville even charged someone in the ‘crime’ of moving signage around on co-owned land.

    And..Oberwies is not harmless…he would be very dangerous if he could ever could get elected.

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