With his campaign struggling, District 16 Lake County Board candidate Rene Hernandez, Jr threw a Hail Mary in local area mailboxes Saturday. Hernandez joined other candidates who have elected to go negative at the last hour, knowing that debates and forums have come to a close (and no more need for niceties).
The flier says “At Wednesday night’s meeting, District 46 board members Voted 6-1 in favor of censure or public disapproval of Michael Carbone for his oath violation” My first reaction was OMG, what has District 46 School Board member, Michael Carbone done now to deserve such humiliation. What the flier fails to mention is that this is year-old news and nothing to write home about or even use it as a desperate attempt to save your election bid.
Back in March, 2011, when there was a lot going on with teacher’s union issues, Carbone simply put in a request asking how many teachers called in sick the day of the big teacher rally. WOW, that was really a terrible thing to ask, I guess. Most of us would call it “transparency” which is what Carbone advocated in his bid to become a school board member. With the deck stacked against him on the D46 school board, Carbone has found it to be a difficult journey.
If you would like to see what Rene Hernandez, Jr. thinks is such a horrible thing (transparency) and worth using in the eleventh hour, watch the video below.
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Voters will have to decide whether they would rather have someone in office who believes in transparency and is willing to get answers no matter what the cost, or would they rather have someone who was literally invisible during all the recent candidate forums and even had difficulty staying awake during his own candidate forum. More videos of the year old school board meeting and the story that went with them is available for viewing HERE.