To the Editor: Pettit pledges change in Lake Township
Written by Jeff Pettit   
Thursday, 22 October 2009 09:09
In response to Marge Willman's letter, it is true that I have been to only 3-4 meetings and yes, I did leave halfway through the meeting in September. Mrs. Willman, this is because I belong to a wonderful organization, Great Eastern Toastmasters, which meets at 6:30 on the same night as the trustee meetings. Toastmasters provides me with leadership qualities as well as helping me become a better speaker. I'm not going to apologize for trying to better myself with both of these qualities in the event that the voters of Lake Township want a change in trustees. One of my goals, if elected would try and make the meeting time a little later in the evening and maybe a different day so more people would have the opportunity to attend meetings. How many can really make it by 5:30?
As for the special meeting for business people, a family member was at St. Charles Hospital that day having a three-hour back surgery which lasted until 5:30 plus recovery. My wife was also recovering from knee surgery from one week before that.
As for the yard signs, I have been going door to door introducing myself which apparently no one else does considering several people have told me I'm the first one that's ever come to their door. These people have decided to support me by allowing me to put a sign in their yard just like the other candidates have done. Maybe they want change.
Anyone that really knows me, knows I am trustworthy and interested in the township. I ran and coached the Lake T-Ball league for 5 years, coached softball for 6 years and soccer for 10 years in the township. My son and I along with his Boy Scout troop also built the shelterhouse for Fireside Park for his Eagle Scout project as well as I donated the granite dedication stone for the park. I also have donated my time by refinishing the veterans memorial at Lake Township Cemetery as well as donated the granite stone for flag disposal at the cemetery.
If elected, I will be at the meetings, but there's more to showing support for the township than just attending trustee meetings. If the voters want change, we will see change.
Jeff Pettit
Candidate for Lake Twp. Trustee

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