Elizabeth Johnston is an LCSW looking to bring her talents and skills to the McLean County Board. She is dedicated to ensuring McLean County is a thriving community. Issues she will be focusing on include: ensuring fiscal responsibility, maintaining reliable roads and infrastructure, improving the welfare of all county residents, and continuing to build positive economic growth.
The Issues that Matter to You, Matter to Me.
The County Board needs to communicate more consistently and openly with residents, and make it easier for residents to communicate their views to the Board. Moving County Board meetings to the evening, so residents can attend without taking time off from work, would increase transparency, community input, and accountability.
To reduce property taxes local government needs a 3-prong approach: efficiency & innovation to contain costs while maintaining high quality services; resist unfunded State mandates that impose the cost of State programs on local government; and push for economic development that brings in new small and mid-size businesses to increase the tax base, which helps shift the property tax burden from private home owners
Communication, Cooperation, & Collaboration
The County Board is the most comprehensive unit of local government and should help lead comprehensive regional strategies to address regional issues and opportunities. McLean County historically has been the county that works and can continue to be the County to watch in the coming years.
Thank you for your interest in helping our campaign! Opportunities include the following.
Door to Door canvassing is an amazing opportunity to meet voters. All volunteers will be given the training, necessary literature, and a partner for support and safety.
Volunteers will be asked to phone bank for our Get Out The Vote effort and fundraising efforts. Training and scripts will be provided.
Events & Social Media:
Any campaign related event can use 3-4 volunteers to help at the entrance to welcome guests, to collect donations, to take/post photos, and to help it run smoothly.
Volunteers who want to help, but would rather not be part of the public face of the campaign, can assist with data entry, prepare campaign mail-outs, deliver materials to field volunteers, and other administrative tasks.
Your donation will help us make a significant difference in McLean County. Contributions may be made by mailing a check made out to “Friends of Elizabeth Johnston” to:
Friends of Elizabeth Johnston
3321 Topaz Road
Normal, IL 61761