Rockford Register Star: LETTER: Rep. Adam Kinzinger supports Ogle County

Letter to the Editor by Sandy Beitel of Byron, IL

2018 has been a great year for our community here in Byron. I’m proud to have raised my family in Ogle County and serve as 9-1-1 coordinator and communications supervisor for our local law enforcement. As a community and a nation, we’ve all watched as the tears in our public opinion have widened. Even with all of the noise that is politics these days, I still remain optimistic. I read, I keep up with local and state news, and have developed a wonderful working relationship with our Congressman Adam Kinzinger. In light of my optimism for county, our state, and our country, I I’d like to share some non-political good news from our local Congressman Adam Kinzinger.

Believe it or not, Adam Kinzinger has our back. Earlier this month, President Trump ordered The secretary of the department of energy to stop the closure of several of America’s power plants. Many of us know that once the plant stops producing energy, it’s done forever. Even more important, the members of the surrounding communities lose what typically becomes their main source of jobs and economic well-being.

Needless to say, if this were to happen to us in Ogle County, our community would suffer greatly as a consequence.

Our congressman was on top of it. He released a statement in strong support of the decision, even noting the importance of nuclear power for our country’s national security. I met with him a few weeks ago and he even told me that he had a bill in Congress that seeks to ensure longevity for the continuance of nuclear plants, like Byron’s.

This is just one example of how Congressman Adam Kinzinger has stood up for us. Politics is noisy but join me in seeing and knowing that there are some good actors out there.

I encourage you to stand by Congressman Kinzinger and cast your vote for him in November!

— Sandy Beitel, Byron


The original Letter to the Editor can be found on the Rockford Register Star website here.