When you have over $122,000 in the bank over six months ago and have been raising funds since, you can pay for a lot of direct mail in a re-election campaign.
You can also afford to do some polling to see if there is a need to spend a lot or a little money to fend off a primary challenge.
Ken Koehler and Lyn Orphal, incumbent county board members, have already sent out mailings.
They know they are being severely challenged by McHenry County College Board member Donna Kurtz.
Otherwise he wouldn’t spend the money so far ahead of the election.
Certainly, Nygren is winning the sign war.
Here’s what the address side of his mailer looks like.
The other side has more detail, emphasizing “42 years police experience.”
Where he worked before he came to McHenry County, however, is left off the piece.
He also tells of his FBI training and that he is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.
He talks about the “units’ he has created: Drug Enforcement, Gang, Accident Investigation, Truck Enforcement, Major Case Investigations and Fugitive Apprehension.
Under “Other Accomplishments” are listed
- Secured numerous grants totalling $17 million plus
- Jail Expansion/Rental program – $51 million plus for you the taxpayer
- New radio communications system
- Grant funding allowed McHenry to double jail capacity