Election & Referendum

Look Who is Helping Get Building Referendum Passed

The five files attached provide insight into how Geneva Citizens for Excellent School funded their quest for the passage of school referendum.  The information, taken from the Illinois State Election Board filings, clearly shows that the vast majority of contributions came from companies or individuals that had a vested interest in the construction referendum gaining voter approval.  While not illegal, is it right for the legal firm and general contractor of the school district to help pay for signs for a Yes vote?  These companies have a direct financial interest in the passage of the referendum.  There are many similar examples of vendor contributions.  In Chicago this practice is known as "Pay to Play."