Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler is using a tax referendum petition drive as a fundraising vehicle for his political campaign. That is the accusation of Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan, who says the petition drive is a bait and switch for members of the public so that he can raise money for his campaign for County Board Chairman.
Dunstan tells The Big Z it is a potential violation of Illinois election law.
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Prenzler says the question of a potential violation has already been taken to the election board and claims he has done nothing wrong. Dunstan goes on to say Prenzler raises funds for his political campaign by playing to the fears of taxpayers, but Prenzler tells The Big Z that is not the case.
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Prenzler is challenging Dunstan for the Chairman's office in the fall election.