Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What's the Deal......Who is the real Pat Duby


Mr. Pat Duby is running for Avon Township Supervisor in the upcoming April Election. He will compete against the incumbent Shirley Christian and Candidate Sam Yingling of Avon Forward. As a voter, I took a gander at Mr Duby’s Linkedin (Networking) Webpage several times over the course of the last few weeks. I wanted to know who he was. Surprisingly, his list of qualifications changes as often as the weather in Chicago. At one point he states he was on the staff of Senator Michael Bond, but when that was questioned, his Linkedin Webpage changed to “Senior Campaign Staff under the direction of Senator Michael Bond”. How does someone who starts volunteering in June 2008 become a Senior Campaign Staff Member? As I read more of Mr. Duby’s qualifications, he states he was a Campaign Manager for several Lake County Board Candidates. When that qualification was verified, it turns out that Mr. Duby was not anybodies campaign manger. Now his Linkedin webpage changes to “Served as Campaign Manager for County Commissioner candidates running for Lake County IL Board during the Nov 2008 federal elections” Could it be that Mr. Duby was merely one of the many hundreds of dedicated volunteers who worked diligently to get Democrats elected in 2008? I do believe this is the real Pat Duby, a young man who along with many others helps to advance the democrats in Lake County.

As a prospective candidate, Mr Duby has begun working on his “walk-cards” addressing the platform issues that he would like to work on as Avon Township Supervisor. Whether intentional or not, a few of these platform cards made their way to the “Eye”. Several of the platform issues Mr. Duby addresses are not affected at the township level. Does Mr. Duby know what the position of Township Supervisor entails? Does he understand township government?

I applaud the effort of any individual who wants to get involved in Public Service, but in order to compete for the top slot; one should have a little experience in township business and well as involvement in township government.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although I think that township government is useless, I still believe that the people in charge need to have some kind of experience. After reading about the 3 candidates here, I googled all of them. It seems that Shirley Christians is the current township supervisor as well involved with many local organizations. It also appears Sam Yingling has been involved with many community organizations as well as a local business owner, which may not be a bad thing in these times. I cannot seem to find anything worth noting on Pat Duby.

Anonymous said...

I can find no management experience listed for P. Duby.

Chris said...

As a non-partisan blog and in the interest of fairness, please tag this article with the Avon One tag as well.

DMAC57 said...

Chris....the blog is actually very center left. I haven't seen a post yet that crosses the center line to the right.

Chris said...

I would suggest changing the subtitle and comment box on the blog then to note somewhere on entry that this is a center-left oriented blog. It is rather misleading to someone looking for a truly non-partisan discussion about Lake County (I know, good luck finding one of those, right?)

AntB said...

Doing some on the street info gathering about the Avon Township race I recently learned that Sam Yingling (who is the three times elected President of the Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce) has managed their budget so well in the past year that this Chamber of Commerce is one of the only local Chambers to not have a fee increase pass on to it's members this year.

This for me, is not only a show community involvement, management skills and leadership but fiscal responsibility in addition. I'm scoring one for Avon Forward .. these are things I want in my township government.

DMAC57 said...

Chris....you are right....this is a center of the spectrum blog...Ironically Avon One and Pat Duby both are running Independent tickets.....I guess that is center. Avon One is strictly a Republican ticket. Thanks for keeping me in check.

DMAC57 said...

Ooops.... I meant to say Avon FORWARD and Pat Duby are running as Independent(s)