Both Winnebago County Sheriff Candidates Garner Union Support

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Via – Rockford Register Star

“Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger Bob Springer may differ in their politics and their plans for running the county’s largest department, but they share something else.

Two local trade unions are the top contributors to each candidate.

It is not unusual for trade unions to line the pockets of political candidates who vow to bring large construction projects to a municipality or region or to back lawmakers who pass legislation to make skilled laborer professions safer, said Bob Evans, an associate professor of political science and economics at Rockford University, and Scot Schraufnagel, chairman of the political science department at Northern Illinois University.”

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