First of all, there are a couple of inaccuracies in the story. The candidates you refer to as the “Ailes” candidates, were not backed by the Ailes, nor did they get “active support”. They may have been candidates that the Ailes wanted to win, but the candidates ran on their own accord and won without the help of anyone, they won for being honest, hardworking and because they are willing to speak to anyone no matter what the opinion. Secondly, for Mr. Francisco to state “the Ailes and their candidates went too far”, what exactly did the candidates do? A very nasty letter was send to kids in college stating that they had “more significant dirt” on their opponents. Who was the victim here? Also, did you know that if Ms. Hawkins doesn’t like a comment or a question that you post to her facebook page (even if it’s respectful), she will delete it and block you? What about free speech? I thought all the trustees work for ALL residents of the village. Did you know that after the election was over, one of the winning candidates approached Ms. Hawkins, reached out with his hand and said “I look forward to working with you Stephanie” and she pushed it away and said “I bet you do!” in a nasty tone? Did you know that a few days after the election the winning candidates invited their opponents out to their victory party, they accepted and all shook hands and had a drink together. Ms. Hawkins did not attend or attempt to congratulate her new colleagues.
Now, this story is all over the internet, Facebook, etc. Yes, there are many that do not know Ms. Hawkins who are siding with her, showing their support, but the reality is next year she is up for re-election and the people who actually live and vote in the village she lives in are getting fed up that national politics are constantly brought into our community. Voters this year made that clear. Next year won’t be different.