Lee passed away today. Keep his family in your prayers. Lee is now enjoying heaven!
by: Diane Benjamin
The former McLean County Recorder, Lee Newcom, is dying from cancer. I don’t want to wait until he is gone to say what needs to be said.
Lee was a true Public Servant. He always knew who paid his salary and expenses: You.
Under Lee’s leadership, the Recorders Office became a model for the State. Many errors in filings were corrected. If property records aren’t perfectly maintained, you can’t prove a property belongs to you. Errors made by your government can allow your property to be stolen from you. Lee knew property rights are fundamental to preserving freedom.
I wish I could tell you stories of how he was abused at the County because he refused to waste tax dollars. I can’t because I only have what people have told me. The vote to eliminate the Recorders Office was based on false information produced only to get rid of him. McLean County lost a good guy when he was forced out.
Lee and I had some fierce disagreements, but both of us knew we were fighting the same fight: making government work for the people, not government.
Lee’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with his hospice care (not covered by insurance).
Read more of his story and help here: https://www.gofundme.com/3nbjuzg4