Until cloning becomes a successful venture, somebody can only be in one place at a time. Often I have wished for a clone of myself so he could run errands and do yard work, especially pulling weeds. Cloning will happen, I just won’t be around to see mine pulling weeds.
Naperville city councilman, Kevin Coyne lost his election bid, by a 12% margin, 56% to 44%, to become part of the DuPage County board, which means for now, he will continue to be on the Naperville city council. That translates into the DuPage County board loses, while the Naperville city council and its residents win with Coyne remaining on the council, until his current term expires in 2021.
Coyne’s problem is that he specializes in common sense rather than fear-mongering. While his opponent focused on the doom and gloom of COVID, Coyne was pragmatic. Among other great ideas he has, he wanted to reduce the size of the DuPage County Board from 18 members down to 12. That in itself cost him 18 votes.
Pushing to reduce the size of government, is never a winning idea when it comes to politicians. They like the idea that big is better, and more is necessary, to the point there is no end to government’s size and needs. If 18 people can do what 12 people can do, then let’s have 18, with maybe 24 down the road.
A DuPage County Board member makes $55,000 per year. Please note I used the word ‘makes’ rather than ‘earns’. By reducing the Board from 18 to 12 saves $330,000 per year, but typical politicians are not interested in saving taxpayers dollars. Governor Pritzker is the poster boy for that fact with the $6 billion dollar hole he has helped to create. But I digress.
Coyne lost his first election bid for the Naperville city council. He was winning when he turned the lights off at night thinking he had won, but by the time morning rolled around he had lost by just a few votes to the infamous “Do you know who I am” David Wentz., who “served” only one term, before voters ousted him into the inky shadows of ‘who was that guy’.
Coyne won his next bid to join the Naperville city council in 2015, and was re-elected in 2017. He has been an outstanding addition to the dais, and his talent will truly be missed. Watchdog has been writing and publishing since December 2010, and without a doubt, Kevin Coyne has been one of the two best council members to represent Naperville residents and businesses.
Until he departs, Naperville’s councilman Kevin Coyne will continue to represent Naperville residents and businesses with quality, integrity and class.