Speaking to supporters at the McHenry VFW Thursday night, Democratic Party candidate for Sheriff Mike Mahon said he wasn’t going to complain about Republican incumbent Keith Nygren, but then talked about the incumbent’s three homes, his being a “cell phone sheriff” and his earning a $150,000 salary while getting a pension from the City of Crystal Lake.
“The Sheriff’s Department works for a few in McHenry County…(not the many), the Lake in the Hills Democrat said.
“When I get elected, there are going to be changes,” he continued.
“Promotions will be based on your merit,” he said.
“I will not take any political contributions any employees or anyone doing business with the Sheriff’s Department or the county,” Mahon pledged.
“We’re going to cross party lines to get elected.”
After introducing the candidates present, Mahon introduced the new Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett.
“I’m to blame for him running if anybody is,” the Lake in the Hills man explained.
“He is about bringing back integrity to the office of Sheriff in McHenry County.”