The Daily Herald endorsed incumbent DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and commended him and the county 'a model of government efficiency'. That credit goes to Cronin, but also to the staff and members of the DuPage County Board.
Representing District #1 is incumbent Paul Fichtner. And the Daily Herald endorses him in the race this week as they call him the pre-eminent DuPage County financial expert:
The race in District 1 pits incumbent Republican Paul Fichtner of Elmhurst, who works in the financial industry, against feisty Democratic challenger Rolly Waller, an entrepreneur from Bensenville.
Fichtner has served as finance committee chairman on a board that has not raised property taxes in roughly a half-dozen years. No one on the board has a better grasp of the county's finances and Fichtner is not afraid to address issues facing his district and the county. His financial acumen and steady approach wins him our endorsement in the district that covers all or parts of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Lombard, Roselle, Villa Park and Wood Dale.