By: Diane Benjamin
Just re-elected Normal Trustee Scott Preston has announced he wants to dump Normal for a higher office:
He doesn’t live in the District now:
Preston didn’t bother to tell voters last April he wasn’t planning on staying around if he wins. Worse, Preston claims to be a Republican while voting at least 90% of time with Normal’s big government agenda.
If Preston happens to win, Chris Koos will be able to appoint a better bobblehead that will vote 100% for the Town’s Master Plans and Uptown 2.0 – including the massive debt.
Even worse, those that expect government to be limited and respectful of the money they worked for will not have any hope of garnering a majority of the Council until 2025. I foresee Koos campaigning for Preston, Koos would love to have no to threats to his power! Nice Scott.
What kind of “positive change” will Preston bring to Springfield? What positive change did he bring to Normal?
Your property taxes will be higher next year thanks to Scott Preston. The rate will be the same but Normal will get more of your money because the value of your property likely went up. Watch for Scott to claim he didn’t vote for a rate increase, he voted for a TOTAL collection increase. It’s just semantics.
That vote violated his campaign promise not to raise taxes. Preston knew the ordinance would pass but he couldn’t even vote against it to prove he meant what his literature claimed he was for.
Thinks Scotty will stand up to the Democrats in Springfield? He couldn’t even do it in Normal!
2016 Preston voted for a property tax increase – he thinks only property taxes can pay pensions, they can be paid from any funds, Normal just prefers raising your taxes:
Guess who made the motion to implement a $.04 gas tax back in 2015?
How are your roads?
Who can forget the audit of Preston’s travels that cost you $3,720?
Do want a State Representative who can’t handle money?
With guys like Preston it’s easy to see why Republicans are in the minority in Springfield! He didn’t fight the Democrats in Normal, he won’t in Springfield either.
The Republican Party can’t do better than Scott Preston?