Robert Fazzini announces candidacy for McLean County Auditor
Written by Maritza Navar-Lopez on October 17, 2019
NORMAL – Robert Fazzini announced he will be running for auditor for McLean County.
McLean County Democrats held a press conference Monday morning where Robert Fazzini answered questions from the community and press.
Fazzini spoke on his experience to qualify him for the position despite not having a Certified Public Accountant credentials.
“I’ve taken accounting courses at three universities but I don’t have CPA credentials,” said Fazzini.”After more than four decades as a banker and being audited all of those four decades. I was on the other side of what an auditor does.”
He expanded on this experience as a volunteer in the American Bankers Association. He also proposed the theme for his campaign and focus on the salary of the auditor.
Later Fazzini emphasized Illinois having the most units of government of the US. Illinois has 6,918 units of government in comparison to Texas with only 5,343 units.
“We have way too many units of government. One of the reasons I am running as a democrat is to have smaller government,” said Fazzini. “That’s sort of the theme of this campaign. Smaller government is a dream.”
Afterwards, Fazzini later said he would return $25,000 of the $100,000 salary of the McLean County auditor to the community. He plans to donate the money to different charities from the community.
Fazzini hopes to make the McLean Auditor an appointed position and not partisan or elected. He emphasized that out of the 102 counties in Illinois only 16 have an elected auditor.