Craig Wilcox said the recent harassment controversy in which gubernatorial candidates and state representatives are asking House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) to resign due to his lack of timely response to an alleged sexual harassment complaint goes beyond just the speaker's case.
Wilcox, the McHenry County board member running in the GOP primary in the 32nd Senate District to replace Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) who is not seeking re-election, told the Lake County Gazette all leaders have an obligation to take action.
“More importantly, elected officials should be morally obligated to first ensure the safety and well-being of the person or persons who have been mistreated in any way by anyone within their sphere of influence,” Wilcox said of Madigan not immediately responding to former campaign worker Alaina Hampton’s sexual harassment allegations against Madigan’s longtime operative Kevin Quinn,
“Associates must have trust in the system and believe that they can confide in their leader and know that proper actions will take place in a timely manner,” Wilcox said. “I believe in almost every circumstance transparency is paramount when acting as a public servant, and public servants must be as loyal to their subordinates as they are to the very public that put them there.”
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