It is unfortunate that the Kendall County coroner’s meals and travel expenses during staff training are now the subject of an editorial in the local Kendall County Record/Oswego Ledger Sentinel newspapers.
Based upon my experience as a former Kendall County deputy coroner and other experiences I have had with expendable budgets, I know that it is possible to run the coroner’s office effectively without the use of county credit cards. That is why I can guarantee I will not have any county credit cards issued for staff or myself. If the coroner’s office is managed properly, a county credit card will not be needed. I will be the sole person responsible for my elected office’s expenses.
In addition, Kendall County taxpayers should not be responsible for meals taken at local county restaurants and that long-term practice will be terminated. After I am elected, on day one of my incumbency, the Kendall County coroner’s office will implement a flat daily payment voucher system for only out-of-town travel expenses and meals. I will not wait for the county board to act. It is something that needs to be done now for county taxpayers and is long overdue.
Candidate for Kendall County Coroner