Wheeling Dems Volunteer for WRD Commissioner Debra Shore Re-Election After Discussing Cost-savings, Flooding

Volunteers from the Wheeling Township Democratic Organization (WTDO) have begun circulating petitions for Debra Shore’s re-election as Commissioner to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD).

Shore met with the group on Aug. 31. She discussed her efforts to reduce costs plus the district’s long-term projects including Asian carp containment and stormwater management. The full-room meeting was very timely in light of many Arlington Heights’ residents’ ongoing concerns over flooding as a result of the record July 23rd rainfall.

“The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment agencies, serving the equivalent of 10 million people,” Shore said. “This last year has been marked by historic rainfall causing severe flooding in many parts of Cook County, a revenue shortfall prompting difficult budget cutbacks, and issues involving water quality in the Chicago River and waterway system.”

Shore is the only suburban representative on the 9-member MWRD board. The Wheeling Dems join Cmr. Shore’s coalition of supporters, environmentalists and concerned taxpayers from throughout suburban Cook County and the City of Chicago. She is currently completing her first 6-year term on the MWRD board and is seeking re-election in 2012.

For more information about the Wheeling Township Democrats, visit wheelingdems.com, email [email protected] or connect at Facebook.com by searching Wheeling Township Democrats or at Twitter.com/WheelingDems.

To learn more about Cmr. Debra Shore, visit her re-election site at debrashore.org, email [email protected] or connect with her at Twitter.com/debrashore.