SCHAUMBURG, IL - Brian Costin, sole challenger in the April 5 election for mayor of Schaumburg, accepted two high-profile endorsements this week.
The first was from 2010 Illinois gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski, For The Good of Illinois PAC, who released the following statement in connection with his endorsement:
"I unequivocally endorse Brian Costin for Schaumburg mayor. Brian is a proven, principled civic leader. His nationally acclaimed Schaumburg Transparency Project is an invaluable resource for hard-to-find Village spending data. The Schaumburg business community and families are reeling under the burden of property taxes, fees and levees. Brian will ‘Open the Books’ and eliminate wasteful spending. In this race, the people of Schaumburg are lucky to have Brian Costin on their side.”
A cornerstone of Andrzejewski’s gubernatorial campaign, “Open the Books” is now a formal bill (H.R. 1057) in the Illinois legislature calling for a forensic audit of state spending. Andrzejewski will appear at Costin’s “Toast to Reform Schaumburg” campaign fundraiser Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Westwood Tavern & Tap in Schaumburg.
Costin also received the endorsement of Tax Accountability, the political action arm of National Taxpayers United of Illinois. Only candidates who formally pledge to oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes are considered for endorsement by Tax Accountability.
“It is the highest honor to receive the vote of confidence of both Adam Andrzejewski and Tax Accountability,” Costin remarked. “Each understands clearly that achieving better transparency in Village spending coupled with lowering taxes will bring needed relief to the overburdened and underrepresented residents of Schaumburg. I thank them both for their kind endorsements.”
Schaumburg mayoral challenger Brian Costin was awarded the 2010 Sam Adams Alliance Government Watchdog Award for his work as president of the Schaumburg Freedom Coalition. His campaign website is www.BrianCostin2011.com.