Newly Elected County Officials Being Sworn In Today

9 AM at the McHenry County Board room, half of the McHenry County Board will be sworn into office by Judge Michael J. Sullivan.

The number of Democrats will rise from one to three as

McHenry County Democratic Chair
Kathy Bergan Schmidt of
District 3 (seen on the left) and

Lake in the Hills Village
Trustee Paula Yensen
of District 5 (on the right)

join Jim Kennedy of District 5, also a former Lake in the Hills village trustee.

Newly elected Republicans include

  • Robert Bless of District 1, replacing retiring Dan Shea. Both are from Fox River Grove
  • Scott Breeden of District 2, replacing retiring Marie Chmiel. Both are Crystal Lakers. Breeden previously served as Lakewood Village President and President of the Crystal Lake Park Board.
  • Ersel Schuster of the District 6 part of Woodstock. She has previously served on the county board and is Seneca Township Supervisor. Schuster replaces retiring Mary Lou Zierer, who lives between Marengo and Harvard.

Being sworn in after being re-elected will be Algonquin’s Marc Munaretto (District 1), Crystal Lake’s Jim Heisler (District 2), Mary Donner of rural Crystal Lake (District 3), John Hammerand and Sue Draffkorn (District 4), Bull Valley’s Virginia Peschke (District 5) and Union’s Randy Donley (District 6).

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