By: Diane Benjamin
Former Bloomington alderman Rob Fazzini announced to WGLT he is thinking of running as an independent for the County Board: http://wglt.org/post/ex-alderman-fazzini-considers-run-mclean-county-board
Fazzini thinks the Board elections should be non-partisan. It’s easy to see why since Bloomington and Normal Council elections are non-partisan. Big spenders, who think everything needs managed and regulated, find it easier to win if they don’t have to declare a party. Sometimes it’s hard to tell from how they vote if the person is really a Republican, but voters at least deserve to know what they should expect. If McLean County actually had a functioning Republican party, the pretend Republicans would be weeded out. It doesn’t, so many remain.
Keep in mind – the County is dominated by Republicans. County roads are MUCH better than the roads in town. Overall the County is way better run than Bloomington or Normal.
The last line in the story says Fazzini is a registered Republican, but he’s been a registered Democrat.
In Illinois, there is no such thing.
Voting in a Republican primary doesn’t make you a Republican. Same for Democrat. All voting in a primary means is that person is the one you want to see on the general election ballot. By the way, we are the only country where We The People get to pick our candidates in a primary. Disgusting candidates appear on the November ballot because the good guys lose in the primaries. Not voting in a primary gives away your RIGHT and RESPONSIBILITY to get good candidates on the general election ballot.
Back to Fazzini:
Rob is the guy who wasted a lot of staff time in both Normal and Bloomington because he represented a company wanting to turn garbage into jet fuel for a fee.
Rob is involved with the CornBelters who are now changing leagues so they don’t have to pay players.
Rob announced at a Council meeting gas taxes don’t necessarily raise the price of gas.
Rob was behind trying to pass Modified Wards so he could be a mega alderman instead of representing just a small section of town. He didn’t realize we knew every step he was taking because we had a mole.
I hope Rob runs!
He will make the race entertaining. I can’t wait to see what else he utters.