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Dalton an active member of church

Updated: November 20, 2012 10:51AM

John Dalton an extremely active member of church

I am a member of First Congregational Church, which is Elgin’s oldest church. We celebrated our 175th anniversary just last year. John Dalton, a candidate for circuit court judge, is also a member of our congregation, and I’d like to tell you a little about him that you are not likely to know.

John is extremely active in our church. John rarely misses Sunday worship. In fact, he is a deacon of the church. In that capacity, he serves about 15 families, ministering to them when needed. John also was elected by the congregation to represent us on the Church Council as an at-large member. He is a valuable member of this group, and his wise counsel is important in guiding the church. Dalton was also appointed to an important committee, one that dispenses about a $100,000 each year to important organizations and projects, with a focus on worthwhile local work such as the Community Crisis Center and PADS.

As if that wasn’t enough, Dalton has also served as a Bible study facilitator, has hosted a Bible study group in his home, and is a member of the men’s Bible study group that meets at EPH called “Beer, Burgers and the Bible.” He even bakes wonderful “Triple Chip Cookies” for church fundraisers. John and his spouse also taught the church how to use social media to reach out and encourage new members to join the church. This effort brought in a large number of new members, including me.

FCC simply wouldn’t be the same without John Dalton, so it should come as no surprise that I am supporting John Dalton in his campaign to become the next circuit court judge. He’d make a great judge.

David Ham


Why didn’t Khan sign the candidate loyalty oath?

In researching candidates for Kane County Board District 19, I ran across a very disturbing fact. The Democrat candidate Hidayat Khan refused to take the Oath of loyalty when he submitted his papers for candidacy. The form is straightforward and something the majority of candidates have no problem swearing to. It states the following:

“I do swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States and the State of Illinois, that I am not affiliated directly or indirectly with any communist organization or any communist front organization, or any foreign political agency, party, organization or government which advocates the overthrow of the constitutional government by force or other means not permitted under the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of this state; that I do not directly or indirectly teach or advocate the overthrow of the government of the United States or this State or any unlawful change in the form of the governments thereof by force or any unlawful means.”

My question to Mr. Khan is what part of this statement do you disagree with? What do I need to be concerned with if you are elected as my board representative?

His Republican challenger, Kurt Kojzarek, DID sign that same oath. My choice is made for Kane Bounty Board seat District 19. I plan to vote for Kojzarek — at least I know where he stands!

Al Schroeder Jr.


Kane board member Kenyon works hard, seeks results

This election season, we have a lot of choices regarding who we want to represent us. As a state representative, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many talented elected officials here in Kane County.

When we cast our ballots, we cast them for people we believe most represent our values, someone who can bring their experience with them and provide results for the area they represent. Mike Kenyon is one such person.

I’ve had the honor of working with Mike for many years, including the time during which he has served on the Kane County Board. Mike is accessible, hard-working and results-oriented. Mike brings a world of experience to the board, something that is of true value when voting on the issues that affect our daily lives. Mike also provides a substance that voters deserve.

Let’s re-elect someone who is focused on what is right for our community. Let’s re-elect Mike Kenyon on Nov. 6.

Timothy L. Schmitz

State representative, Batavia

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