Republican Kankakee County State's Attorney candidate Ed Glazar responded *decisively to attacks from Democratic oppoenent Jim Rowe about his budget record as Chief Public Defender.
Glazar said "despite my opponent's claims, the official county record shows that I have never been overbudget in my line-item budget from 2001 thru 2014, which were the years I completed as Chief Public Defender." Glazar said "Rowe is distorting the truth, again, for political reasons."
Glazar also refutes several other accusations made by Rowe, including that Glazar doubled his stipend as Chief Public Defender. Glazar points out, "I never doubled anybody's stipend. In fact, Glazar said during his tenure, he eliminated those stipends to save money, which is easily researched."
Glazar also pointed to Rowe being wrong about his claim that Glazar somehow "gave" healthcare coverage to part-time government employees." Glazar clarified that "the truth is benefits for part-time lawyers have been in place before 1983, when I started as an assistant public defender."
Glazar points to Rowe's inexperience, addign that "anyone who has experience in the position would know that; it's Rowe's lack of experience that shows we can't afford to have him in the State's Attorney's office."