As of April 13, the dollar value in commitment for saving the Duneland
Schools’ general fund budget from further cuts by the state so far was
This past Friday at noon was the deadline for candidate committees, regular
party committees and political action committees on the 2012 primary
election ballot to file a pre-primary campaign finance report with the
county election board.
The “Friends of Duneland Schools” political action committee announced a
total of $9,050 in contributions in its finance report. The PAC was
organized to campaign for the referendum which asks Dunelanders if they
favor raising property taxes by .22 for every $100 of assessed value over
the next seven years. The revenue drawn will offset budget deficits seen in
the schools’ general fund due to state cuts.
The report discloses 18 different contributors who have donated at least
$50. The following is the list of donations that were recorded as being $500
or more according to the forms filed with the county voters registration
office: Tama D. Pickford, of Westchester Twp. ($1,500); Christopher and
Vickie Craig, of Jackson Twp. ($1,000); Bradley and Rebecca Whitmore, of
Westchester Twp. ($1,000); Christine and Kenneth Turner, of Jackson Twp.
($1,000); Leslie Plesac, of Jackson Twp. ($1,000); Maureen and Seth Warran,
of Westchester Twp. ($1,000); Robert Sularksi, of Jackson Twp. ($500); and
Jack and Loa Baer, of Westchester Twp. ($500).
The referendum will be decided in the May 8 primary elections. The question
will be on both Democrat and Republican Ballots, and also on special ballots
for those who do not wish to declare a party.