I thought I could hit two of the party conventions on Wednesday night and it did.
You can read about the Republican Party convention at which conservatives won a big battle.
The best article I saw about the McHenry County Democratic Party convention (Oops. Since this paper is a weekly, I should have known it would have gone to press before the convention stated. Commenter Truth Seeker points out this meeting was held on Feb. 20th.) was by Pete Gonigan of the Algonquin and Cary-Grove Countrysides.
There are even pictures of Lake in the Hills’ village Trustee and Democratic Party county board candidate Paula Yensen and James McTague of Cary in the printed edition, but they are omitted from the internet version.
You can see the Green Party convention below.
Woodstock’s Frank Wedig, in the foreground, was elected Chairman and Treasurer.
He is the Green Party candidate for county board in District 5. District 5 includes parts of Woodstock, Huntley and Lake in the Hills. It is the one where Jim Kennedy defeated Perry Moy for county board in 2006.
Scott Summers, the man in the middle of the picture, was elected Vice Chairman and Secretary.
The third person in attendance is Wedig’s wife Jeanne.
So, how green are these Greens?
Summers, a McHenry County College trustee was dropped off by his wife. I took him to the train station for the rest of his trip home to Harvard.
The Wedigs walked to the Woodstock Library for the meeting.
The convention discussed the formation of congressional, state senate and state representative districts.
Such district committees can slate a candidate for state representative, state senator or congress.
More on that tomorrow.