From the campaign for Morrison for Cook County Board of Review…
Cook County, IL, December 2, 2011 – Thursday night Republican businessman Sean M. Morrison called out incumbent Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak and challenged him to limit attorney donations to his campaign to $250. Morrison called contributions in excess of that amount a “conflict of interest” for Cook County Board of Review commissioners.
“For too long, commissioners at the Cook County Board of Review have accepted and solicited excessive political contributions from the very tax attorneys that appear before them to receive reduced property tax assessments on behalf of their clients,” said Morrison speaking at a debate before the Bremen Township Republican organization in Gaelic Park. “This is pay-to-play politics at its worst and it needs to stop.”
Morrison called out his opponent for what he called a “shakedown” of the attorneys that appear before him at the Cook County Board of Review. Instead, he argues that commissioners have the ability to lobby the Illinois General Assembly and be a powerful force for advocacy on behalf of Cook County homeowners who are suffering in the current economic crisis.
Self-made businessman, Sean Morrison, 44, is the CEO and Founder of Morrison Security, Inc. headquartered in Alsip, Illinois. Morrison Security has more than 1,000 employees nationwide. Morrison’s extensive pro bono work includes work with LEADS Organization and the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force. Morrison was recently awarded the LEADS 2011 Humanitarian Award for his work in helping solve missing persons and exploited children’s cases over the years. He lives with his wife, Laura, and two children in Palos Park.