Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thoughts on filling political vacancies...

I posted earlier (see copy at bottom of this post) that there is a vacancy in the office of Cherry Valley Township Clerk. Most units of government do the least they can to advertise these types of vacancies because frankly, not too many people are interested in being appointed to these positions. Also, state law doesn't require much notice to the public about filling vacancies. Despite the apparent lack of public interest in these appointed/elected positions, I still feel government officials need to be as upfront and vocal about finding qualified candidates to fill these positions. Unfortunately my blog posts here may be too little, too late, but I tried.

As I prepare for my township meeting tonight, I'm hoping that more than one interested party has come forward to request appointment to the office of Cherry Valley Township Clerk. Even if you're not interested in the position, come down to the meeting. The meeting starts in about 20 minutes, but the township office is just minutes away from most Cherry Valley Township residents.

Our offices at:

Cherry Valley Township
4875 Blackhawk Rd
Rockford, IL 61109


My early post, again!

Vacancy in Cherry Valley Township Clerk position

May 11, 2016 - Notice to Cherry Valley Township residents -

There now exists a vacancy in the office Cherry Valley Township Clerk. This vacancy is to be filled by appointment by the Cherry Valley Township board of trustees. To be eligible to fill the vacancy one must: live in Cherry Valley Township, Illinois, be a registered voter in Winnebago County, Illinois, and must be identified as Republican voter, as you would be filling an elected Republican official's office. Typically party affiliation is determined by your most recent primary voting record (Republican, Democrat, other.)

This vacancy will likely be discussed at the monthly May meeting, tonight, May 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

If you are interested in being appointed to this position, please either attend the meeting or contact the township office to express an interest in filling the position.

Cherry Valley Township
4875 Blackhawk Rd
Rockford, IL 61109

Phone: (815) 874-8100
FAX: (815) 874-2110

As sometimes happens with appointments, appointments are filled by other people within that unit of government. In this case, it is possible that a current trustee may be appointed to fill the vacancy in the Clerk office. If that is the case, there then would be a vacancy in Cherry Valley Township Trustee. (There is no such vacancy in trustee now, but if you were ever interested in filling such a vacancy, contact the township office and express an interest.)

Again, the only known vacancy in Cherry Valley Township government at this time is in the office of Township Clerk and this vacancy will be discussed, and might even be voted on, tonight, May 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM at township offices.

Vacancy in Cherry Valley Township Clerk position

May 11, 2016 - Notice to Cherry Valley Township residents -

There now exists a vacancy in the office Cherry Valley Township Clerk. This vacancy is to be filled by appointment by the Cherry Valley Township board of trustees. To be eligible to fill the vacancy one must: live in Cherry Valley Township, Illinois, be a registered voter in Winnebago County, Illinois, and must be identified as Republican voter, as you would be filling an elected Republican official's office. Typically party affiliation is determined by your most recent primary voting record (Republican, Democrat, other.)

This vacancy will likely be discussed at the monthly May meeting, tonight, May 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

If you are interested in being appointed to this position, please either attend the meeting or contact the township office to express an interest in filling the position.

Cherry Valley Township
4875 Blackhawk Rd
Rockford, IL 61109


Phone: (815) 874-8100
FAX: (815) 874-2110


As sometimes happens with appointments, appointments are filled by other people within that unit of government. In this case, it is possible that a current trustee may be appointed to fill the vacancy in the Clerk office. If that is the case, there then would be a vacancy in Cherry Valley Township Trustee. (There is no such vacancy in trustee now, but if you were ever interested in filling such a vacancy, contact the township office and express an interest.)

Again, the only known vacancy in Cherry Valley Township government at this time is in the office of Township Clerk and this vacancy will be discussed, and might even be voted on, tonight, May 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM at township offices.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Write In John M. Nelson for County Board Chairman

I'm asking my Democratic friends in Winnebago County to write in "John M. Nelson" (no quotes on the ballot) for Winnebago County Board Chairman. For most Democratic voters in Winnebago County, you will find on the back of your ballot an open spot for "County Board Chairman" like the graphic below.


Fill in the oval to the left of the line and write in: John M. Nelson.

Thank you!

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