Paula Jensen Follows in Jim Kennedy’s Footsteps to the County Board

Following in the footsteps of former Lake in the Hills village trustee Jim Kennedy, village trustee Paul Yensen racked up at a 533 vote lead over incumbent Republican county board member John Jung.

But, that was before adding in the early voting.

Combining those ballots brought her lead up to 1,330.

So, if anyone had any question about who was motivated to vote early, it looks like most of them were Democrats.

Just as Kennedy ousted a Republican establishment Republican in Perry Moy, who was the last person to run for state representative against Jack Franks, Yensen picked off the vice chairman of the McHenry County Board.

Unlike Kennedy, Yensen has no history of being a Republican. Her husband has been described as the brains behind the local Democratic Party.

But she worked hard.

In 1974 Yensen ran for state representative against Mike Tryon, receiving 35% of the vote.

In March, McHenry County Blog suggested that Jung would be the Democrats’ target in District 5.

With the companion victory of Democratic Party Chair Kathy Bergan Schmidt, the minority party has three county board votes out of 24.

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