Should he be re-elected as the Kane County Board District 11 representative, Mike Donahue would prioritize fiscal discipline and the redevelopment of the Settler’s Hill landfill complex. To date, the candidate already has proven his dedication in both of those areas as a County Board member. Donahue’s involvement helped lead to additional – and significant – cuts to the 2012 budget. He has also played a leading role in determining the future of the Settler’s Hill area and has worked for more than a year to receive related feedback from citizens and build consensus. We endorse Donahue, R-Geneva, in the general election race for the District 11 seat. The candidate is owner of Midwest Wind Energy LLC and faces Democrat Martha Hanna in the race. In addition to the time he already has spent on the board, Donahue brings 27 years of experience working for and with local governments. District 11 is an area that includes parts of Batavia and Geneva.