I want to thank St. Clair County Board candidate Timothy Buchanan for demanding that the County Board end the pensions for part-time board members. No other local politician is demanding this type of reform.
A Sound-off caller said Buchanan should have refused the pension perks that were available to him. The caller is trying to distract from Buchanan's call to end the pensions for all part-time elected officials by saying that Buchanan alone should have given up a benefit. The caller is defending the status quo while Buchanan is demanding a change in the system that will end pensions for all board members.
We need pension reform in the county, so I say: Stand with Buchan- an to end the County Board pensions.