When tackling Kane County issues, Mark Davoust strives to be open-minded when new methods and perspectives are introduced. The eight-year County Board member recognizes that times are tough economically and – should he be re-elected – would be a continuing proponent of county government operating within its means. In addition, Davoust, R-St. Charles, would work to identify and implement additional long-term strategies, such as the county’s 2040 plan. We endorse Davoust in the general election contest for Kane County Board District 14. The candidate helps run his family’s manufacturing company, Brasel Products in Batavia. He faces Democratic candidate Nadia Blanc Daley in the Nov. 6 race. District 14 includes areas of St. Charles and South Elgin.