There are 27 people running for the McHenry County Board.
As of now, over half the candidates have filled out questionnaires aimed at identifying potential conflicts of interest–14 in all.
Might this be an indicator that those wanting to serve on the board have discovered voters don’t trust their public officials.
The latest two to submit the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water are
- Crystal Lake City Councilwoman Ellen Brady Mueller, running as a Republican in District 2
- Former McHenry County Board member and Vice Chairman John Jung, running in District 5
Brady Mueller becomes the second candidate to submit the form to the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water. The first was fellow challenger Donna Kurtz.
County Board Chairman Ken Koehler and fellow incumbent Lyn Orphal have thus far ignored the ethics questionnaire, which ALAW asked the county board to enact before the February 2nd primary election. Challenger Sandra DePaul has, as well.
In District 5, former county board member John Jung has now filled out and sent in the form. The only incumbent in the district, Tina Hill, did so earlier. Challenger Dave Frederick has not.
The Management Services Committee referred the ALAW-suggested language to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. Here is the story about the State’s Attorney’s reply.
There will be a candidates’ night Friday at 7 at McHenry County College sponsored by Patriots United. Candidates will start arriving about 6:30, if you want to talk to them ahead of the forum.