I wanted to keep the race for alderman Ward 2 in Belleville about the issues. However, my opponent Dorothy Meyer is circulating a political flier accusing me of running for alderman to gain an additional pension. As the assistant to the St. Clair County Board chairman and herself eligible for a county pension, Meyer should know I cannot receive or pay into a city IMRF pension plan without jeopardizing the pension I currently receive through my 31 years of service to the residents of St. Clair County.
I never intended to and will not participate in any city pension plan.
Michael J. Buettner