Karen and Joe Tirio
I’m married to my wife, Karen, and I’ve been a resident of Woodstock for over a decade. I was born in Chicago, and spent most of my youth in the western suburbs.When I was 9, my family moved to Big Sandy Tennessee, population 600. We raised hogs and cattle and had a couple horses, and it was there that I learned to appreciate life in rural America. Its also a big part of why I chose to live in McHenry County.
I still love to see the fields of corn and the cows, but also appreciate living in a metropolitan suburb. I came back to the Chicagoland area when I was about 14 and have lived in this area ever since. Woodstock and McHenry County are my home. In terms of politics and policy, broadly, I would call myself a constitutional conservative.
WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT THAT SERVES SPECIAL INTERESTS AND POLITICIANS. WE NEED RESPONSIBLE, ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT THAT OPERATES IN THE TAXPAYER’S BEST INTERESTS.
“Tax Accountability is pleased to endorse Joe Tirio for McHenry County Recorder in the March 15, 2016 Illinois primary. Mr. Tirio has pledged to support economic freedom by working to decrease the overall tax burden of Illinois taxpayers. To that end, Mr. Tirio is focused on consolidating the functions of the County Clerk and Recorder’s offices by the end of his first term, simultaneously reducing government and saving tax dollars. Mr. Tirio has expressed an exceptional desire to fight taxes and support economic growth in Illinois, so I urge voters to support Mr. Tirio’s candidacy and help elect a true tax fighter to the office of McHenry County Recorder.”
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Tom Wilbeck is a candidate for McHenry County Board District 1. Tom brings proven elected leadership that is practical and strategic, and he is known for his visible and vocal representation of his constituency.
Tom spent his professional career in the the financial services industry and is recently retired from his own financial consulting business. Tom allows his common-sense approach to business and real life to shape his civic engagement and legislative philosophy.
In 2013, Tom was elected Trustee at McHenry County College. As a conservative voice, he championed legislation to hold the tax levy flat, stopped a $40 million expansion, saved money and transitioned jobs by outsourcing janitorial services, and led a successful communication and meeting transparency initiative,
Tom also served on the Planning Commission for Seneca Township as a Seneca Township Trustee (2001-2005).
Tom, a resident of McHenry County since 1991, is married to his wife Sharon (42 years) and has four grown children.
“Tax Accountability is pleased to endorse Tom Wilbeck for the McHenry County Board District 1 in the March 15, 2016 Illinois primary. Mr. Wilbeck has pledged to support economic freedom by working to decrease the overall tax burden of Illinois taxpayers. Mr. Wilbeck has expressed an exceptional desire to fight taxes and support economic growth in Illinois and he has a proven record of defending the interests of taxpayers. I urge voters to support Mr. Wilbeck’s candidacy and help put a true tax fighter on the McHenry County Board.”
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Heather and Allen Skillicorn
Allen Skilllicorn has deep roots in the Fox River Valley. His grandfather worked as a janitor at Crystal Lake South High School. Allen’s mother, April, was a teacher in School District 300 and later served pre-school children as director of the Crystal Lake Head Start program.
Allen grew up between Crystal Lake and Algonquin; now he and his wife, Heather, have made a home in East Dundee. Together, they give back by volunteering for the local therapy dogs group and animal rescue. The Skillicorns are also active members of the Fox Valley Church near Huntley and Randall Roads.
Professionally, Allen is director of marketing for a local electronics manufacturer in Dundee. Heather is a senior graphic designer for a successful design agency in Arlington Heights.
“Tax Accountability is pleased to endorse Allen Skillicorn for the Illinois General Assembly’s 66th State House District. Allen has pledged to oppose any tax increases the legislature proposes and he is a true champion for Illinois taxpayers. I urge voters to support Allen’s candidacy and help send a tax fighter to the Illinois General Assembly.”
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