October 6, 2020

I’m Ready to Vote: Endorsement Issue

Many people ask me who I am supporting for election to a seat on the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. (Three seats are up for election to a six-year term.)

In this cycle, I am supporting incumbents Cam Davis (#53) and Kimberly Neely Du Buclet (#51). They have both served with diligence on the Board since 2018 and deserve a full six-year term. Cam has deep experience in environmental issues, particularly as they affect the Great Lakes, having served previously as director of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in President Obama’s administration and as executive director of the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Kim Du Buclet served one term in the Illinois General Assembly and has been involved in considerable community outreach for the Chicago Park District. She knows her way around state and local government agencies.

For the third seat, I am enthusiastically endorsing Eira Corral Sepulveda. She has served for nearly 10 years as clerk in Hanover Park, a village that is also home to one of the District’s sewage treatment plants. She will bring useful knowledge and the perspective of a municipal official and is strong conservation advocate.

A note about voting and personal safety: I intend to vote by mail and deposit my ballot in a special drop box placed in suburban Cook County by the Board of Elections for that purpose. You can find a list of drop box locations and answers to questions about vote by mail in suburban Cook County on the Cook County Clerk website. Ballots will be collected daily—most collections begin on Oct. 19 but some begin as soon as October 7—and will be processed starting at 7 a.m. on Election Day, so I anticipate that the vote totals from mail ballots will be added to the election day totals announced after the polls close on November 3. For information about voting by mail in Chicago and a list of secure drop box locations in the city for mail ballots, check out Chicagoelections.org.

I also recommend a “Yes” vote on the Fair Tax amendment to the Illinois Constitution.

Rob-Sand-make-democracy-fun-again.jpgRob-Sand-ridin-with-Biden.jpgAnd hey, let’s be like my friend Rob Sand, the state auditor in Iowa, who posted several kicky tweets yesterday. Rob is a smart, kind, cool guy who happened to uncover the largest lottery rigging scam in American history.

Here’s the deal: Do as Rob says and, if you’re a skater, “Make Democracy Fun Again”, or grab those Aviators and go ridin’ with Biden