The post of party precinct committeeman is usually not contested.
One doesn’t get compensated. If one writes a precinct letter, one has to dip into one’s own pocket to pay for it.
I see no contests in the Democratic Party.
There were a couple in the Republican Party, however.
The Northwest Herald made a big deal about a three-way race between McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster, attorney Mark Gummerson and Robert Schlenkert, a prime supporter of McHenry County Sheriff’s candidate Zane Seipler.
The results for that Seneca Township Precinct 1, in which Gummerson emerged victorious, follow
- Mark Gummerson – 112
- Ersel Schuster – 77
- Robert Schlenkert – 29
Schuster also lost the election for Seneca Township Supervisor last spring.
Nunda Township Precinct 19 had a two-way contest between active Young Republican Jon Heideman and William Mann.
Heideman won the face-off 88-76.
In Algonquin 35, former Crystal Lake City Council candidate Kay Stanish, having been appointed to the office, was challenged by David King.
Stanish turned back the challenge 54-44. Now she is an elected committeeman.
There was another race I Nunda 15, but when former Crystal Lake City Councilman Mike Shorten filed for the office, Joe Gottemoller, the other candidate withdrew in Shorten’s favor.