The injustice continues for Fairview Heights Alderwoman Linda Arnold.
Wasn’t it bad enough Linda’s opponent threw her off the ballot? This guy wants her position with no competition. The city electoral board (Alderwoman Carol Warner, the mayor and his nephew) kicked Linda off when they allowed two other candidates to remain on the ballot for the exact same thing. Warner also signed Linda’s opponent’s petition (conflict of interest) weeks before she sat in judgment in the trumped-up case Linda’s opponent brought against her.
Judge Stephen McGlynn didn’t remember he had a conflict of interest concerning Linda’s opponent until a week after he heard her case. Then the city attorney filed a motion to prevent the new judge from hearing Linda’s appeal because her opponent received his copy late. Linda’s hands were tied again as appealing would have taken more time than she was allowed to file as a write-in.
Look closely on the ballot, the write-in for Linda is in smaller print. Ask the election judge for help if you have any issues. I believe Arnold’s civil rights have been trampled on here. It shouldn’t be this hard to be on the ballot when you have met all the requirements and obeyed all the rules.
Shame on Linda’s opponent, Warner and the electoral board and the city attorney for using taxpayers money to help Linda’s opponent prevent her from having her day in court. Elect Fairview Heights’ Purple Lady Write her in April 7.
Tom Roberts Sr.