- Editor's note: This is a letter to the editor endorsing Corrine Pierog. She faces Jim Oberweis in the Nov. 6 General Election.
To the editor,
I have the pleasure of knowing Corrine Pierog, a candidate for the Illinois Senate in the 25th District, and heartily endorse her for that position.
Corrine offers a fresh new alternative to the usual list of political candidates. Her experience working with nonprofit organizations has taught her about being a prudent money manager when funds are limited, a much needed trait to bring to Springfield. Her experiences as a current member of the St. Charles School Board, a businesswoman, a former teacher and a Director of an organization that supports opportunities for children with developmental disabilities, make her a well-rounded individual who will empathize and relate to a broad range of constituents.
With all the news about the state pension crisis, Corrine will bring an open minded voice that will not blame the victims of a problem that was created by poor legislative decisions. Her experience as a school board member who must balance the needs of students, teachers, staff, administrators and the community bodes well for confronting problems and arriving at workable solutions.