Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters,
Corruption and the abuse of taxpayer money have
come to light
at the Lake County Board.
Lake County has avoided criminality by passing neither appropriate rules nor meaningful ethical guidelines for its elected officials. You can't breach an ethical standard when there's no ethical standard to breach.
We, as residents, citizens, and voters, can put a stop to this culture of corruption by making our voices heard at the ballot box and in our communities.
We must support those officials who would restore public trust in government with ethics reform. We must replace those officials whose lax oversight, wilful ignorance, or complicity brought about this state of affairs.
I am running for Lake County Board with the following plan for ethics restoration:
I support the demand for an independent and thorough investigation into the abuse of procurement cards
Currently the County of Lake uses a procurement card process where Board Members are given a taxpayer-funded credit card to make purchases for County business.
I will fight to end the culture of no-bid contracts and demand that businesses seeking public contracts disclose their political donations.
Which elected officials have steered no-bid contracts to businesses of friends or family? Why do we even allow no-bid contracts in the first place? How is it possible donors to Lake County campaigns don't need to disclose their donations when seeking contracts with the County?
This must end.
I will require all spending of taxpayer dollars to be published online.
This is simple--all spending of taxpayer dollars should be published, no questions asked. This includes all procurement card expenses since the inception of the program.
Transparency in government
a newsletter that itemizes information that is already publicly available.
requires a body to share
information regardless of whether it reflects well on its elected officials.
I am running for Lake County Board to ensure we finally have real transparency.
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Thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement. Together we can make our
government more ethical and answerable to the people.
Please, remember to vote on November 6th.