Letter: Amesquita best choice for DeKalb Twp. clerk

Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

To the Editor:

I’ve known Ric Amesquita since we both came to Northern Illinois University as English instructors 33 years ago, and I’m pleased to support him in his race to become DeKalb Township clerk.

Ric is a gifted writer who’s published two collections of poems; he’s a thoughtful teacher, counselor, and active citizen, too. He has a special rapport with people whose voices are often ignored, dating back to his work as a legal aid for the Illinois Migrant Council.

Ric has been a contract specialist, negotiating with companies that supply all the equipment to Hines Veterans Hospital. That exacting work, requiring attention to minute details, has prepared him to carry out his duties as clerk.
I urge readers to vote for Ric Amesquita and his fellow members of the Independent slate of DeKalb Township candidates on Tuesday.

Joseph M. Gastiger

DeKalb

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