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March 10, 2017 / jeffnward

March 10, 2017 Quick Hits

A little more irony to make your day!

As most of you know, I broke a pretty big story involving Chairman Chris Lauzen, former Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, and candidate Rick Guzman in yesterday’s Quick Hits. Apparently, karma really does have a sense of humor!

So there I was, having a good time at a friend’s fundraiser in Batavia last night when who do you think strolls into that party room? That’s right! Rick Guzman. We briefly exchange quizzical “what the heck are you doing here” glances and then we kind of laughed.

It turns out that Rick was really there to address the Kane County Progressive Democrats who were meeting downstairs.

I’m gonna say it again, I like Rick and I have no problem with his politics because he is exactly who he says he is. But the irony of that chance meeting certainly wasn’t lost on me.

Just two days earlier, Chairman Chris Lauzen, the self-proclaimed scion of local conservatism, endorsed a candidate who was seeking the endorsement of one of the most the most liberal groups in Kane County.

Meanwhile, Lauzen confidant and conservative Christian campaign manager Jon Zahm has been lavishing praise on Guzman, despite the fact that Rick shares my pro-choice point of view.

It makes you wonder how Chris and Jon can spout that BS with a straight face!


 

Another endorsement!

Taylor EganConsidering our absurdly high Geneva taxes and the ongoing failings of the current school board, I fervently wish we had a few more D304 candidates to choose from on April 4th. But fear not dear reader! There is  one non-incumbent!

So I’m gonna take a page from Elgin City Councilman John Prigge’s “you don’t have to vote for all four” playbook and simply cast a single vote for her.

The candidate’s name is Taylor Egan and, through a number of conversations with the Mill Creek mother of two, I’ve discovered that she:

  • Is incredibly intelligent
  • Sees the forest AND the trees
  • Has no ego
  • Learns very quickly
  • Understands the issues facing D304
  • Understands you can’t tax senior citizen out of their homes

Best of all, Taylor can write which is the surest sign of a superior human being.

You all know how most candidates make me want to bang my head on the wall until I pass out. But I am looking forward to voting for Taylor and I truly hope my fellow Genevans follow suit.


 

Anna and Steve are back on the show!

Larry Jones and I are thrilled to announce that, Friday March 17 on AM1410 at 3 p.m., 43rd District State Rep Anna Moeller and 65th District State Rep Steve Anderson will join us in that Ward & Jones studio to discuss the faltering grand budget bargain.

You’ll also be pleased to know that we have forgiven those two scurrilous individuals for having the temerity to cheat on us with WGN. Though it gratifying to know that a major radio station has to steal our programming!

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  1. Anaconda / Mar 10 2017 1:44 pm
  2. Anaconda / Mar 10 2017 1:51 pm

    Here are some examples of irony:

    1) “Liberal” Jeff Ward working to support the re-election campaign of Republican Kane County Clerk John Cunningham.

    2) Kane County Clerk John Cunningham *not* being indicted for using public resources and public employee(s?) (i.e., county computer systems, and Jeff Ward) to support his re-election campaign – despite the fact that the feds indicted and convicted elected Lake County (Indiana) Surveyor George Van Til for doing the same thing (but with different computers/people).

  3. jeffnward / Mar 10 2017 2:10 pm

    Dear Anaconda,

    1. Jack Cunningham is more liberal than I am and, as a fiscal conservative, I support most of our Republican county officials because they have no authority over the controversial social issues.

    2. As to Jack not being indicted for what 66 percent of elected officials do, you’ll have to talk to the state’s attorney. They certainly never came to me.

    Jeff

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