Left, Right and You is moving to Thursdays!

Left, Right and You is moving to Thursdays!

Same time – 3 to 4 p.m. Same station – WRMN AM1410. Same co-hosts – Allen Skillicorn and Jeff Ward. Same lively political banter. Only the day is different!  fact_allen_skillicorn_jeff_ward
So please tune in tomorrow, March 21, for our inaugural Thursday show. I can promise you I’ll provide Allen with yet another liberal smackdown!
And don’t forget to call in at 847-931-1410 – especially if you agree with me!

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  1. Early yesterday (March 20th) afternoon, an incident was revealed that took place at the Elgin Township Assessors office in late February. The setup: Elgin Township Deputy Assessor Terra Jensen is running for assessor in Grafton Township (where she lives) in the April 9th election as an independent. Her opponent is Republican nominee Al Zielinski, who defeated the 6-term incumbent’s re-election bid in the February 26th primary. Yesterday, the online First Electric Newspaper ran an article about how Jensen’s 4×4 signs have started disappearing in recent days, despite signage for other candidates sharing the same poles were not missing. In the articles comments, Zielinski claims Jensen’s signs were being lost due to high winds, and then tries to score cheap political points, saying Jensen’s complaining about her signs is proof she’s not ready to be assessor. Here’s the response she posted at First Electric Newspaper:
    “Al, evidently you thought otherwise of my abilities to oversee $1.6 billion in EAV, when you contacted me directly on February 2[8]th at 10:52 am at the Elgin Township office. The proposition or ‘business deal’ as you put it, requesting I resign my candidacy, be mentored by you, and become your Chief Deputy Assessor upon you taking office contradicts your above statement in my capabilities. According to you, you have no plans to make this your career and would step down after 3 terms, at which time you would support my campaign to become the Grafton Township Assessor.
    “I have a real problem with the ‘business deal’ that was presented to me, which is why I declined the ‘under the table deal’. It should be the voters who decide who they’d like to represent them as assessor for the next 4 years, not a shady negotiation you feel to be a good business deal. Moreover, my discomfort lays in the fact that you’re ‘hiring’ a chief deputy assessor when there’s capable deputy’s already in the office, not to mention spending tax payers’ money before taking office. Also, if you’re willing to make these kind of under the table deals as a candidate, what kind of deals will you make with property owners once in office? My goal is to establish fair and equitable assessments and be an advocate to the property owners, none of which you seem to be ethically concerned about.
    “Throughout my campaign, I have taken the high road when it comes to commenting on social media blogs. As you may have noticed, I have posted once — I feel my energy is more useful being spent campaigning directly with the residents of the township, in person, via email or through forums. With that being said, I will not disregard direct attacks from my opponent regarding my character and campaign efforts. I strongly disagree with the ‘piggy-backing’ of your campaign, considering my objectives are due to actual assessment experience and will have an immediate impact on township assessments. As I told you on February 2[8]th, I made a commitment to myself, my campaign and the property owners within the township and will be ethically pursuing my campaign. I have received endorsements from reputable people in the same field of expertise and am committed to fulfilling their expectations. Not to mention, I have a vested interest in the well-being of our township as an actual property owner.”
    Terra Jensen
    Independent Candidate for Assessor in Grafton Township
    Jeff, and you thought some of the Republicans at CPAC were taking the Republican Party the way of the Whigs, then you read what a Republican tried to do to literally buy off his opponent with a promise of a chief deputy assessor job. I’ve openly said, concerning Grafton Township, I’d split my ticket and vote for Terra Jensen. The Republican nominee’s action, calling a government employee at her government employer’s office to offer this kind of a deal. Jensen showed spunk at grit by basically telling her Republican opponent where he could stick that “business deal” farce of his.
    Give Elgin Township Assessor Steve Surnicki some credit when he hired Jensen back in mid 2010, he hired a solid person in Terra Jensen (disclosure, Jensen is a niece, by marriage, to Surnicki). Maybe Jensen, prior to the April 9th election, could be a guest on your radio show? Maybe invite Zielinski to explain his side to this story that happened in Elgin Township?

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