Update: Newcom: One of the good guys

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

 

 

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