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Letter: Sean Michels—the truth

I would like people to know that on Oct. 24, 2009, my husband asked me if it was all right if he ran for the Illinois State Senate. I was not shocked, because I knew he always had this idea in mind.

I want to make it clear that Sean was not asked by anyone to run. It was always an aspiration of his, and anyone who knows Sean well, knows that about him. Sean knew full and well that his being village president, and his dad’s firm being the village engineer, would come up. Did you think he wouldn’t?

The truth of the matter is, Engineering Enterprises Inc. (EEI) was the engineer of the town before Sean came into office. In no way did he steer or vote his board into keeping EEI as village engineers. He would not have been able to run for village president if the lawyers hadn’t done their job and saw that it was not a conflict of interest. Nor would he have been re-elected three times if the voters thought it was an issue.

On the Mallard Point issue, that subdivision was built before Sean became village president.

My husband is a good and honest man who has the people’s best interest at heart. He does his very best every day to make the people around him happy. That is why he works well with his constituents. He is the kind of man who says “hi” to everyone, asks how they are, and congratulates his kids’ classmates for a job well done at their sporting events; and he truly means it. Sean shares on similar issues with his opponent, but the difference is he works well with others.

As you can see in the papers, the only thing his opponent can find to make you question Sean’s integrity has no standing. It is not even an issue. If it was, he would have brought it up years ago. He knows Sean and his family and knows they are good people. Why else would he have taken campaign money from my father-in-law four years ago and send us an invitation to his Porky Pig fundraiser in August?

Would you vote for a man who uses intimidation to get votes? I won’t.

After 17 years in office, it is time for a new voice.

Every word I just wrote here is the truth; if it wasn’t, I would not be able to sleep at night.

Valerie Michels
Sugar Grove