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Letter: Campbell broke promise on stopping Mega-Dump

Published: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Richard Schmack has my unqualified support in the upcoming election for state’s attorney. He is my personal attorney for most things, and he has always handled my legal affairs in a prompt and professional manner.

He is among the attorneys I provide as references to my real estate clients, and I have always been pleased with the level and quality of his representation.

Moreover, he and his family are my friends and have been for years. I became acquainted with Rich and Jackie when their sons were students at West School, where I am the administrative assistant to the principal. I saw them work in classrooms and other areas as parent volunteers, and I was impressed with their patience and understanding in working with our youth. They continue that commitment long after their sons have graduated from Sycamore schools and Northern Illinois University by their work with the Youth Service Bureau.

No matter what, I would be supporting Richard Schmack in this election for all the reasons I have outlined, but I could never again support Clay Campbell because of his broken promise to the people of Cortland and those who opposed the Mega-Dump.

I backed him in the 2010 election because of his pledge to oppose the Mega-Dump expansion south of Cortland. He said this would be a priority for him, and you can still find that online at www.electclay.org. Apparently he’s still campaigning on a promise he long ago abandoned. He didn’t just fail to do something about it; he represented DeKalb County in the appellate court, saying the County Board’s decision was right all along. However, if that’s the case, he already knew it before the election in 2010, so he was misleading all of the opponents of the Mega-Dump when we went to the polls and voted for him.

Don’t let him pull the wool over your eyes again. Vote for Richard Schmack on Tuesday. Get a state’s attorney who will tell you the truth, not what he thinks you want to hear to get your vote.

Vickie Foster


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