Press release Homer Township Independent Party to Run Slate of Candidates on April 4

December 19, 1016

Homer Township Independent Party to Run Slate of Candidates on April 4

Homer Glen, IL – The Homer Township Independent Party will run a full slate of candidates for all nine Homer Township offices in the 2017 consolidated election. The party’s organizing principle is to enact legislation that supports township government consolidation, with a goal to eliminate Homer Township as a property taxing body in 5 years.

“We need to start bending the property tax cost curve in Illinois, and the best approach is to eliminate unnecessary governments,” said Jim Orban, who is running for Homer Township Supervisor. “Now that Homer Glen and Lockport have incorporated most of the township area, there is no reason why Homer Township continues to expand its operating budget each year.” A resident of Homer Glen since 2003, Orban serves on the village’s Community and Economic Development Committee.

“When compared to neighboring townships, Homer Township carries the highest cost for administration, assessment services and elected officials,” Orban said. “If taxpayers really want to have lower property taxes, they should vote for office holders that are willing to reform the entire government.”

Homer Township Independent Party candidates include Marcy Cuevas for Clerk, John Ouradnik for Highway Commissioner, Erwin Wirth for Assessor and Kim Combs for Tax Collector. Trustee candidates are Thor Batchelor, Susan Spratt, Jeffrey McCarthy and Robert Sepka. Candidate biographies and more information can be found at

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