Naperville councilman Kevin Coyne gives no quarter and has had enough of both the Illinois Democratic Party and the DuPage County Republican organization and wants to be the voice for conservative principals by standing tall, and making a difference for change.
Coyne decided to throw his lucky penny into the ring and make a run for the 2020 DuPage County Board election in District 5. After serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission, Coyne was elected to the Naperville city council in in 2015 and re-elected to a four-year term in 2017 with his current term ending in 2021.
Coyne seeks to replace James Healy who has been on the county board since 1996, that’s 23 years, that’s enough. Can anybody think of anything Healy has accomplished other than getting re-elected. Keeping Healy on the board, doesn’t make any ‘cents’. Coyne, an attorney, wants to put his two-cents worth in and fight for pro-life and government reforms including reducing the size of government, reducing real estate tax levies, and most importantly supporting the Second Amendment and our constitutional right to bear arms.
He is a financial conservative which is exactly what taxpayers need. He’s open-minded to change if the evidence supports it, and he can turn on a dime if necessary. If taxpayers and residents had a dime for every conservative position Coyne has taken, it would amount to a huge mountain-size pile of silver dollars.
Coyne’s quarter-back leadership skills are powerful including demonstrating accountability, maximizing relationships, building trust, thinking critically, driving change and demonstrating courage, all of which were evident last February when he called out state rep Anne Stava-Murray, D-Naperville to resign after she said the City of Naperville has ‘white supremacist policies’. Coyne said her outrageous comment was a new low for ‘ugly rhetoric’
Coyne can’t lose, which means taxpayers and residents can’t lose. He either gets elected to the DuPage County Board saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, or he remains on the Naperville city council and won’t nickel and dime residents. Every penny he pinches benefits those he is elected to represent.
I concur with Bob’s analysis ,”Coyne is the coin of the realm”. Logical, coherent, honest, patriotic and conservative. Few of our current politicians possesses even one of these traits.
Hear !! Hear !! Kevin Coyne has my vote. Knight Lancelot to the rescue. We need more like him. Ann
You are correct, Coyne can turn on a dime and has many times in the past when it suited his political ambitions. He is less concerned with what is best for Naperville (or DuPage) then he is in furthering is political career.
I would not get to excited about the possibility of Coyne being around to long. There is a very long group of women in this county that view him as sexist and intend to spend a great deal of money and time making sure his political career begins and ends with city council.
Of course there is always the chance he will turn on a dime and change his position on key issues to appease these groups and keep his political ambitions alive.
I guess we will have to wait and see.
What sort of “fiscal conservative” rejects a voluntary tax like recreational marijuana, that is poised to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run?
Tax tax tax tax tax wow you are on the ball
The only way any city has of generating revenue is by taxes. So unless you believe in dissolving city government then yes, tax, tax, tax, tax. tax, tax, tax, etc. What is at issue is what source should city government pursue.
Property tax that will have to be increase every years simply because of inflation.
Or sale taxes, which increase automatically with inflation. Taxes that are paid by (depending on who you choose to believe) largely non-residents. People from neighboring communities that choose to shop, dine and recreate in our community because of the better quality we have.
The sales tax is actually the no brainier choice. It is the goal of every elected official to fund their local government 100% by sales taxes and not utilize property taxes.
So given this, why would any city council member be against another source of taxes/revenue that has the potential of reducing the city government’s dependence on property taxes?
Maybe because 60 to 80% of new marijuana users are 12 to 21 years old?
Maybe because studies are beginning to show these kids brains are damaged by this use?
Maybe because Adults are suppose to protect and cherish their children and not introduce them to things which utimately destroy their health, motivation, value systems and individuality?
Maybe the long term cost to society will far outway any miscule tax revenue raised by these incidious mind altering drugs?
Maybe it takes adults to just say no to narcissism?
Good vote council. Keep up the good work for once!
This vote was not about legalized adult use. The state has control of that, not city council. And the state has decided that come January 1st adult use will be legal.
The question here is what are the pros and cons of having dispensaries. And Coyne never answered this questions. Neither did any of the people that spoke in support of Opt Out.
There is no data out of Colorado or any other state that has legalized adult use, that cities without dispensaries fair any better then cities without dispensaries on any of the issues you mentioned.
As to studies of the effects of marijuana use on the brains that the Opt Out and Coyne keeping quoting (if you actually read these reports you will find) these studies did not actually involve adolescents, the participants were all admitted habitual adult users. So there is no way of knowing what came first the limited cognitive development which leads to marijuana use or the marijuana use impairing cognitive ability.
Also these studies were published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2004. You should take the time to go to the American Academy of pediatrics website and read more current studies that contradict these early studies.
I will also point out that it is the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics that marijuana should be legalize so it can actually be researched, which would provide the definitive answers that studies can not provide (current illegal status prevent researcher from actually doing clinical research on marijuana). This organization believes there is enough evidence to support marijuana having medical benefits that is should not be a schedule one drug.
The AAP also supports decriminalization of marijuana. Because while the physical, mental and health repercussion of marijuana are not know with any certainty the physical, mental and health repercussion of incarcerating juvenile is will know and permanently damaging.
Finally, the AAP has not issued any mandate or prohibition to its members to not prescribe marijuana to their pediatric patients. In fact in case of medical conditions that are already having health and mental long term effects on a pediatric patient they support prescribing marijuana.
And any adult that has any serious concerns about supporting narcissism should not be supporting or voting for Trump.
As to Coyne, he needs to stop using his position on city council to further his campaign agenda in his pursuit of a Republican seat on the DuPage County Board. That is not what he was elected to do.
Yes to Kevin
Love your last response Jim. Not only a Kid and Coyne hater but you also had to get in being a Trump hater to boot. Must be nice to be so successful as these two men and hate kids on top of it?
We did I say I hate kids?
I also do not hate Coyne. Yes, I am upset with him because I vote for him to do what was in the best interest of Naperville but instead, over the last 6 months, he has used his position and title as city councilman to push partisan political issues. He was clearly prepping the political agenda he will be using in running for DuPage County Board. He should not have run more a new 4 year term on city council when he clearly planned to run for another elected office and abandon the city council (he can not continue to serve on city council as a partisan elected official of DuPage County without harming the non-partisan nature of our city government).
As to Trump anyone that has ever read the definition of a narcissist and declares Trump not to be one simply has never followed him on Twitter.