Ives charges Bray-Parker with bullying
Former state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton says Erica Bray-Parker does not deserve to represent that city.
"Erica Bray-Parker should not be elected; make sure she isn’t,” Ives told the DuPage Policy Journal of the Glenbard North teacher and Civics Club instructor now running for Wheaton City Council in District 4. "She is unfit to represent business owners and the respectful, hard-working taxpayers of Wheaton. She is a civics teacher who is not civil.”
Indeed, Bray-Parker’s campaign has recently been dogged by controversy, with local business owner Jane Shaw telling the DuPage Policy Journal of rumors she heard about Bray-Parker bullying local business owners into taking down the signs of candidates she doesn’t support. The veteran educator is also accused of having manipulated her students into aiding her and her campaign.
Ives argues Bray-Parker is all about special interests, warning voters that if she is elected they face additional taxes, being told what to do with their property and some form of censorship.
“Churches beware too, as she has opinions, apparently, about which views of Christianity are
best,” Ives added. “When your church wants to expand, would she allow a zoning change or block it with her vote?”
Finally, Ives charges Bray-Parker is more than willing to run roughshod over “our Constitutional and God-given natural rights,” adding she thinks Bray-Parker has not shown herself to be inclusive in the least.
“Fortunately, the business owner at Wheaton Bowl (one of the owners Bray-Parker is accused of trying to strong-arm) refused to be bullied by her,” she added. “Other businesses, I am told, cowered to her demands—which is why everyone should frequent Wheaton Bowl and tell them you appreciate their common sense and decency.”
Ives urged voters to take to the polls in April to reject what she called Bray-Parker’s brand of politics.
“There are two seats up for Wheaton City Council at-large,” she said. “Running against ((Bray-)Parker are
Suzanne Fitch and Ron Almiron. They have my support and will receive my vote.