Candidates for the District 3 McHenry County Board seats are starting to send out mailings.
I thought you might want to see the ones that I have found.
Any candidate in any district who would like to have a bit wider coverage of their direct mail campaign is welcome to email me what is sent out. And, if you as a reader receive a mailing and will be so kind as to scan it for me, I’ll be appreciative and try to get it up.
With the Chicago Democrats having set the primary election in one of the coldest times of the year to protect incumbents from challengers, the postman really is the precinct committeeman.
Not many voters will see a candidate knocking on doors like the challenger to Republican State Rep. Suzie Bassi of Palatine, two districts away from most of us.
So, let’s take a look at some District 3 mailings for county board.
Here’s a mailing from District 2 challenger Craig Steagall. It arrived last week.
Here’s the other side.
The piece from District 3 challenger Karen Tynis is next.
On this postcard, the volunteer work mentioned on the address side is fleshed out, including volunteering for Prairie Ridge High School and Club Fusion volley ball, the Salvation Army, the Prairie Grove Parks Dept. and the Shepherd of the Hills Church.
Tynis lists her goals as
- Establish new business relationships for the county that encourages growth without hurting the taxpayers
- Help keep existing businesses in McHenry County
- Lowering taxes
- Reduce government spending
- Establish an open door policy for residents
- Community safety
Tynis also lists her business experience with Tynis Concrete and KT Leasing, two property owners associations and ten years of real estate closings.
Barb Wheeler, the only incumbent running, is the only one to have sent out a letter.
It includes her web site www.BarbaraWheeler2010.com and gives her phone number–815-245-4556.
She tells of her endorsement by the Northwest Herald and being described as an “INDEPENDENT” three times.
“I am a proud member of the Republican Party; however, in local government that doesn’t always mean I will vote in lock step with the party leaders.”
Here’s her closing pitch:
“The economy is the number one issue facing the county, state and country. Because of McHenry County’s fiscal discipline, our county has consistently passed a balanced budget.
“In the last five years, we have actually seen our county’s portion of the tax bill go down.
“Further, I have proposed initiatives not only to attract and to retain businesses, but also to help McHenry County businesses expand and grow. These efforts will improve business and employment opportunities.
“Obviously, the county can’t act alone; we will need the collaboration of the Economic Development Council, the McHenry County Community College, as well as other industry leaders.
“My consensus building experience will help to bring these groups to the table for the betterment of McHenry County.”
Finally, here is a mailing from former county board member Nick Provenzano, who is seeking a return to the county board.
It is a piece aimed at Pro-Lifers. It is the most professional looking piece I have seen aimed at that important segment of Republican primary voters. I wonder what the distribution was.