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Issues That Matter

Mike Nerheim is a candidate for Lake County State's Attorney. He encourages all voters to take the time to consider which candidate is most deserving of your vote in November.

Lake County voters have the opportunity in less than a month to vote for a new State's Attorney for the first time in over 22 years.  I encourage you to make the choice not based solely on who you know, but who you believe is the best and most qualified candidate.

On election day, it will have been 15 months since the day I announced my candidacy outside the courthouse at the Lincoln Plaza.  Over the course of this campaign, I have had the opportunity to meet so many citizens of our great county and not only to listen to their concerns, but to discuss and share with them the importance of the role of the State's Attorney.  As State’s Attorney, I will continue to be accessible, to be out in the community and to establish a new era of open communication and transparency in the office.

The issues that the State's Attorney's Office deals with are truly issues that matter to each and every citizen.  They involve justice, fairness, swift and accurate prosecution of crimes, working hand-in-hand with law enforcement and with the victims of crime.

Over the next few weeks, there will be numerous opportunities for citizens to come out and compare the candidates.  There are several candidate forums open to the public and I encourage you to check the calendar and make sure that your vote matters by voting for the candidate who you feel has the experience, commitment, integrity and well-defined priorities that are deserving of your vote.  

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Brian L. October 12, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I agree with you (chi) on most of this, but I also see nothing wrong with Michael asking this. She did make very strong statements saying what he "will" do in office. It just makes things more believable for others when you know if it is just your friendly neighbor extolling the candidate or someone closer to Kennedy who knows exactly what he is stating that he will and wont do. Also, I think people need to get over the full name thing. It's still a message board on the internet. You're Chilawyer, he's MichaelS, I'm Brian. We all could very well be Puppy, Kitty, and Snake and while our names would be odd, our points may still be valid. Because you or I choose not to divulge our surname doesn't change what we say.
Katherine October 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Let me try again because you apparently are to obtuse to understand. I AM NOT POSTING FOR THE KENNEDY CAMPAIGN!! I personally support Kennedy as is my right. I have done my research on Chris Kennedy and his opponent.
Katherine October 12, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Chris Kennedy has been more than willing to shre his insight directly. google him or search on the Patch. Go to his website, attend a debate.
Doug Daluga October 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM
I see nothing but generic platitudes in Mr. Nerheim's article. Anyone could have submitted this.
Tim Froehlig October 14, 2012 at 06:24 AM
Umm, no one is trying to deprive you of that right Kathy, relax.

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