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Gordon “Jay” Kinzler answers a question while seated beside Jeanne Ives during the League of Women Voters candidate forum featuring candidates for the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District at the Barrington Area Library Saturday. (Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer)

Two Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for the 6th Congressional District in the March 17 primary stressed their problem-solving skills and contrasting backgrounds at a forum Saturday at the Barrington Area Library organized by the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area.

Jeanne Ives, a former state representative and veteran who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for governor in 2018, and Gordon “Jay” Kinzler, a surgeon, colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and former Glen Ellyn park board president, agree on many issues, such as smaller government, lower taxes, supporting President Donald Trump’s border wall and Second Amendment rights.

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District 220 seems to be pulling out all the stops in advance of the March 17 referendum, but it’s doubtful taxpayers will receive an accounting of the total money spent in the process.

The Barrington High School commons area was crowded Thursday morning as students lined up to join the electorate during the school’s first voter registration drive.

BHS social studies teacher Cary Waxler organized the daylong event. He said he’s helped students register on an individual basis for years but wanted to offer the big event to make it easier.

“Eighteen- to 29-year-olds are the lowest voting group by age bracket,” he said. “We wanted to do something to remedy that.”

Illinois law allows any voter who will be 18 by the time of the General Election to also vote in the primary, even if the voter is only 17 at the time of the primary. Because of this, Cary said the school has about 900 students who are eligible to vote in 2020, and the goal for the event was to get at least half of them registered throughout the day.

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After low turnout in April’s election that saw voters reject a $185 million bond issue for Barrington Area Unit District 220, officials are encouraging parents, students and others to register to vote ahead of March’s primary election featuring a scaled down ballot measure.

Barrington Area Unit District 220 officials are encouraging parents, students and others to register to vote as part of an effort connected to next year’s $147 million referendum to fund building projects.

“I’m not sure how many people we actually will get,” District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris said, “but it’s at least worth the opportunity to engage people in their constitutional right.”

Harris said the district’s goal is to have employees qualified to perform voter registration at all 12 schools and the administration center on Main Street in Barrington, with the hope of boosting turnout within District 220’s boundaries in March. That idea was endorsed by school board President Penny Kazmier at a recent meeting.

It’s a nice kind of community service, I think,” Kazmier said.

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Four of five candidates vying for three seats on our Board of Trustees along with at least two-dozen residents attended the recent League of Women Voters (LWV) candidate forum held at the Barrington Area Library. The LWV has released a video of the hour-long forum that can be viewed here.

The LWV has also released a video of Barrington District 220 pitch for the $185 million referendum to be voted on by residents on the April 2 ballot. A recording of that video can be viewed here.

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