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Eliminate Publicly Funded Pensions for Part-Time DuPage County Board Members

189 Signatures Goal: 250

In December the DuPage County Board members had the opportunity to eliminate their lucrative, tax-payer funded pension plan, which cost DuPage County tax-payers $352,997 in 2011. However, as the Better Government Association and the Daily Herald reported, the majority of the Board members voted to keep this controversial perk they receive for unaccounted-for, part-time work.

Since serving on the DuPage County Board is voluntary, part-time public service, many tax-payers are understandably outraged at this decision. This lucrative benefit—which politicians get to vote on for themselves!—is a magnet for career politicians.

Many politicians who support publicly funded pensions for unaccounted-for, part-time work have succumbed to an entitlement mentality of protecting themselves, giving themselves benefits unheard of for part-time work in the private sector. Many of these politicians have put their own comfort levels above what is prudent and above what is in the best interest for the hard-working, highly taxed people of DuPage County.

We need to choose County Board Members who are truly interested in cutting spending and looking out for the people they serve. A step in the right direction is to eliminate the incentive that attracts career politicians: publicly funded pensions.

We pledge to support only candidates for the DuPage County Board who pledge to eliminate the publicly funded pension plan for the elected members of the DuPage County Board. Currently, those County Board candidates are:

Rafael Rivadeneira (Rep) - District 2
www.VoteRafael.com

Tonia Khouri (Rep) - District 5
www.ToniaKhouri.com

Michael Loftus (Rep) - District 2
www.Loftus2012.com

Zachary Wilson (Rep) - District 2
www.voteforZach.com

Bob Larsen (Rep) - District 6
www.BobLarsen.net

Kevin Wiley (Rep) - District 6
www.citizensforKevinWiley.com

Patty Gustin (Rep) - District 5
www.ElectGustin.com

Paul Santucci (Rep) - District 5
www.PaulSantucci.com

 

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DuPage County Tax-Payers

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Protecting a Perk in DuPage County By Andrew Schroedter, Better Government Association

DuPage Board Members Opt To Keep Their Pensions By Andrew Schroedter, Better Government Association. Reposted in Daily Herald.

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