It's time for Van Til to step aside in surveyor's race

2012-08-05T00:00:00Z It's time for Van Til to step aside in surveyor's race nwitimes.com
August 05, 2012 12:00 am

With the latest revelations of Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's fundraising from the very employees and contractors that he has authority over — not to mention the now infamous FBI raid — isn't it time for Mr. Van Til to withdraw from the race and save Lake County the embarrassment of yet another elected official being indicted by federal authorities?

After all, isn't this the same man who used to advertise that the surveyor was "a job to aspire to, not retire to?"

I think it is. That is why I am supporting licensed professional engineer Eric Krieg.

I heard Hank Adams call Eric "the most qualified surveyor candidate Lake County has had in over 20 years. And that's a fact." That's a pretty strong endorsement!

In 2008, Van Til promised it would be the last time he ran for re-election. It is time for him to start keeping his promises, do the right thing for Lake County and withdraw from this race.

- Rob Pastore, Hammond

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