Worth Township Community 1st Party

Worth Township Community 1st Party

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Worth Township

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 23, 2013
Worth Township

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 23, 2013
We put our community first.
Community 1st Party

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 23, 2013
Pledge:
* Term Limits for elected Township officials
* Suspension of pensions for elected Township officials
* Freeze on salaries for elected Townshop officials
Time for a Change

Chicago, IL

#4 Feb 23, 2013
http://worthtownship.com/elected_officials.ht...

The elected officials have gone stale new blood IS needed.
Forgot to Serve

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 24, 2013
Time for a Change wrote:
http://worthtownship.com/elect ed_officials.htm
The elected officials have gone stale new blood IS needed.
It appears as though township elected officials have forgotten why they are in office and what is expected.
Township government appears to be proving daily it is a waste of taxpayer money. The process to eliminate township government should be explored, reviewed and initiated for the benifit of everyone.
Township Government

Chicago, IL

#6 Feb 25, 2013
Township governments appear to operate like private country clubs and have nearly out lived their intended purpose and usefulness for the public, statewide.
Sounds Great

Chicago, IL

#7 Feb 25, 2013
Community 1st Party wrote:
Pledge:
* Term Limits for elected Township officials
* Suspension of pensions for elected Township officials
* Freeze on salaries for elected Townshop officials
My family SUPPORT and will VOTE FOR CHANGE!
GOOD LUCK

Chicago, IL

#8 Mar 1, 2013
You have my vote.
Time for Change

Chicago, IL

#9 Mar 2, 2013
Worth Township wrote:
www.worthcfp.com
Fresh ideas are needed to determine if township government should be saved or eliminated altogether.
ruben terrazas

Evergreen Park, IL

#10 Mar 7, 2013
are they republicans or democrats why dont they describe party affiliation
Term Limits

Chicago, IL

#11 Mar 7, 2013
Worth Township Race Heats Up

Slate of challengers running for Worth Township board declares victory over old guard's announcement of salary and benefit freezes for elected township officials.

A slate of upstart challengers are declaring a victory with last week’s announcement that all salaries and benefits for elected Worth Township officials would be frozen until 2017.

Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park / Palos

The current Worth Township board, that is running together on the United Party of Worth Township slate in the upcoming April election, approved the resolution on Feb. 28. In addition to salary and benefit freezes, township officials voted unanimously not to reduce services to seniors and youth.

The United Party slate also announced that they going door to door throughout the township and gathering voters’ signatures on a petition supporting the salary and benefit freezes.

The Township of Worth includes the communities of Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Alsip, Blue Island, Palos Heights, Chicago Ridge, Worth, Crestwood, Merrionette Park, Bridgeview, Hometown and Robbins.

“It’s a way of introducing ourselves,” Town Supervisor Jack Murphy said of the United Party, which is fielding a bipartisan slate of candidates for Worth Township offices in one of the few contested local races.

In addition to Murphy, the other United Party candidates include Roger Benson for town clerk, John Z. Toscas for assessor, and Steve Loulousis for highway commissioner. John “Jack” Lind, Michael Mahoney, Kelly Houlihan and David Walsh round out the slate for township trustee seats.

Lind is also a Chicago Ridge village trustee.

The long-time, township board is facing a stiff challenge by the Worth Township Community First Party. The challengers bill themselves as “reform” candidates that support term limits, salary freezes and suspension of pensions for the part-time, elected township officials.

The Community First slate includes Kevin Hughes for town supervisor; Katie Elwood for clerk; John Dietrick, assessor; Edward Moody, highway commissioner; and trustee candidates Patrick Hanlon, Eamon McMahon, Richard Lewandowski and Theresa Roche.

Hughes, who’s challenging Murphy for town supervisor, described the resolution as a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” kind of approach.

“I feel like we already have a win,” Hughes said.“We believe in term limits and we’re not going to give ourselves a raise because we know taxpayers don’t want it. Taxpayers want to see money being used for the township.”

Undated payroll data available through the Better Government Association shows Murphy as earning an annual salary of $42,000 as town supervisor.

The late village clerk, Tom “Bud” Gavin was paid $30,000. Gavin passed away last year and former township trustee Roger Benson was appointed to the clerk's office.

Town Assessor Toscas, who’s running for dual seats in Worth Township and as mayor of Crestwood, is also paid $30,000 annually. Highway Commissioner Loulousis makes $31,000 as the town highway commissioner.

The annual salary for a town trustee is $10,000.

Murphy said that in the 16 years that most of the board has been together, township elected officials have only allowed themselves one raise.

“We don’t get the cost of living increase. We never accepted it,” Murphy said.“Other years we voted against increasing salaries.”

The Worth Township Community First Party thinks the old guard—Murphy, Toscas, Benson, Mahoney and Lind—who were first elected in 1997 have been in office too long.

The challengers say that if elected this spring they will volunteer to term limits, although their campaign doesn't indicate what they think is an acceptable number of terms.

“They talk about our term limits,” said Muphy, a republican.“Do they talk about [Illinois House] Speaker [Mike] Madigan or [U.S. Rep] Bobby Rush? They never bring up the democrats’ term limits.”
ruben terrazas

Evergreen Park, IL

#12 Mar 9, 2013
can someone tell me if 1st community party are republicans or democrats y hide party affiliation if republican they wont get my vote be careful who ur votin for
Worth Township

Chicago, IL

#13 Mar 14, 2013
Worth Township wrote:
www.worthcfp.com
Time for a change, time for services to the community, time to get out of the past, time for the future, time to move forward.
Time for a Change

United States

#14 Mar 19, 2013
Worth Township wrote:
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Time for a change, time for services to the community, time to get out of the past, time for the future, time to move forward.
Yes it is time for a change in leadership.
blue

Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 19, 2013
Down with the township. power to the city. new party to confuse voters. pay attention to the polls.
In Office to Long

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 19, 2013
Community 1st Party wrote:
Pledge:
* Term Limits for elected Township officials
* Suspension of pensions for elected Township officials
* Freeze on salaries for elected Townshop officials
All for salary freeze, and term limits.
Here is a novel idea how about, working for the people?

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