Trustee Santucci determined not to reciprocate opponents’ harsh remarks
In their various efforts to unseat Naperville Township Trustee Paul Santucci, his opponents appear to have taken the rocky road of contrary commentary — and the incumbent recently disavowed any opportunity to join in the fray.
"My opponents must be nervous, they are starting their nasty tactics,” Santucci recently stated via his Facebook page. “And these are my ‘friends’ from my own party!”
Determined to maintain his distance, the experienced committeeman made a point of acknowledging barbed rhetoric, but at the same time took the opportunity to clarify to constituents that he would not engage in any public mudslinging whatsoever.
“I won't stoop to their level and name names, but they know who they are," he said in summary.
Santucci has been an elected leader for 10 years, serving the community with his communications skills. He is a professional consultant as well as a licensed real estate broker and has lived in Aurora for the last decade, with much time dedicated to serving the Naperville Township Republican Organization.
Running against an unusually full slate, Santucci faces no fewer than eight challengers vying for his office in the Feb. 28 Republican primary.
The local candidates’ roster is so jam-packed that it attracted the attention of the Daily Herald.
“The most crowded Republican primary will be in Naperville Township, where 16 candidates have emerged for eight available seats,” it recently reported.