Endorsement: Kane County Board District 16 – Kenyon

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Mike Kenyon, R-South Elgin, has been a strong voice on the Kane County Board and is the chair of the Kane County Development Committee. He aims to improve infrastructure in District 16, which includes parts of the South Elgin area. He says his top priorities will be bringing jobs to the county, finding the funding to update the antiquated computer system for court services and continuing the policies that have brought the county a high credit rating. His opponent, Democrat Jennifer Barconi, is knowledgeable and passionate about the area. She stands against increasing the property tax levy. She also points to economic development as a top priority, and she said she would push for government transparency and ethics reform. Kenyon, a self-employed farmer, has been a good leader. He deserves another term on the Kane County Board.