To the Editor:
Peggy Hoyt and I spent more than 30 years in the DeKalb City Clerk’s office making it a working and viable department of our city government.
The last elected clerk made a mess of the office in less than three years, to the point that the elected City Council decided it could no longer risk the cost of a full-time elected clerk who was not capable of handling the duties.
It is now time to elect a new city clerk. This is not a policy-making position, but it is one that calls for integrity, concern for the needs of the public and the ability to oversee the deputy staff in performing the day-to-day functions of the office.
Liz Cliffe Peerboom worked with me as a deputy clerk after many years with other departments in the city government, so I know she has the experience and caring concern to be the best candidate for this position in the future.
Please join me in “hiring” the best person for the job of DeKalb City Clerk. Write in “Liz Cliffe Peerboom” on April 9.
Donna S. Johnson