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Letter: Write-in candidate for DeKalb clerk asks for vote

Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

If you were in charge of hiring an employee for a very important position in your office, would you hire the least qualified candidate? Or would you hire the one that has the certifications and education that make the candidate the best for the position?

As residents of DeKalb, you will be charged with electing (hiring) a new city clerk April 9. The City Clerk’s Office is the oldest among public servants, and it provides the professional link among the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels.

It is important to elect the right candidate. I am that candidate. I am the only city clerk candidate who is a certified municipal clerk, a certification that takes about four years to obtain. I worked for the city of DeKalb for 19 years, so I know municipal government. I have been the clerk in Maple Park for almost 2 years. In 2011, I was named “Rookie of the Year” by the Municipal Clerks of Illinois because of my dedication to municipal government.

I was born and raised in DeKalb, went to DeKalb schools, and I have lived in DeKalb for almost all of my 51 years. I’ve been married for 32 years, and I have two grown children. I am an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 66. You can find out more about me on my website:

I would like to be your city clerk. I believe in DeKalb, respect the residents and care about the community that we share.

On April 9, write in Liz Cliffe Peerboom for DeKalb city clerk.

Liz Cliffe Peerboom

Write-in candidate for DeKalb city clerk

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