A public official with over twenty years of experience, a background in Education and a proven record as an advocate for labor.  Bob Daiber is running for Chairman of Madison County to bring about stability, improve the function of local government, and make government work for the best interest of all citizens, not for special interests.  
Bob Daiber, Democratic candidate for Madison County Chairman resides in Marine, Illinois with his wife Karen of twenty-five years and their two sons.  He is a fourth-generation Madison County resident who has served constituents at the city, township, and county levels of government.

While serving as Regional Superintendent of Schools, he was elected by his colleagues to serve a statewide position as President.  He is a leader in civic and educational initiatives and has developed innovative programs to help at-risk students succeed.  As a Career and Technical teacher, he was able to help young people seek gainful employment and become business owners.  

Bob also has an extensive background in regional planning for residential and business development which has helped him to better serve the communities he works with. In addition to his thirty-eight years of public service in education and government, Bob and Karen come from a heritage of Illinois agriculture families.  Both the Daiber and Mersinger families are rooted deep in the history of southwestern Illinois as pioneers of the area.  Bob is a proud owner of a centennial farm in Alhambra township where he enjoys the outdoors. Bob is known for being a strong advocate for public education, local government, and organized labor.   

Daiber Calls for Real Property Tax Relief, Not Rhetoric

Bob Daiber, Democratic candidate for Madison County Board Chair, issued the following statement after passage of Chairman Kurt Prenzler’s latest do-nothing resolution:

“Passage of today’s property tax resolution by the County Board confirms again that Kurt Prenzler is failing to deliver real property tax reform for Madison County,” said Bob Daiber. “While this resolution would lower the maximum rate the County can levy for the general fund from .20 to .18 per $100 of assessed value, The Telegraph noted on June 10th that this resolution ‘would not result in any real savings for taxpayers next year’ because the County’s current levy is .163 per $100 of assessed value.”

“It is clear this is just another political stunt to aid Kurt Prenzler’s struggling re-election campaign,” stated Daiber. “Prenzler used this same campaign message in 2016 to fool taxpayers into believing he was going to reduce their tax levy by 10%. If he was serious about helping taxpayers, Prenzler would have kept his word and reduced the levy to .15 just as he promised in his 2016 campaign.”

Daiber continued, “It is easy to make political promises to get elected, but it is a whole lot more difficult to deliver solid policy change. As Chairman, I’ll focus on the work necessary to achieve real results for taxpayers, not on political headlines. That’s why, in the coming weeks, I’ll be releasing a detailed plan to provide real relief to taxpayers.”

“As we struggle with the economic consequences of a global pandemic, we need more than lip service from our elected officials,” said Daiber. “If Kurt Prenzler wasn’t so distracted by the scandals and corruption of his administration, he would have time to focus on delivering real property tax reform, not just rhetoric,” said Daiber.

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