Mike Mahon, candidate for McHenry County Sheriff, undoubtedly has the biggest campaign war chest of any challenger for McHenry County office.
Equally undoubtedly, he will need it, because he is running against incumbent Sheriff Keith Nygren, who historically has had the biggest campaign fund in the county.
Nygren reports $73,000 left of $123,000 he had a month before the early February primary election in which he defeated Republican challenger Zane Seipler.
Nygren spent $53,000 during the first half of the year.
Mahon, however, did out raise Nygren during the last six months.
Mahon pulled in $23,000, while Nygren less than $3,700 was contributed to the Republican Sheriff.
Nygren’s contributors of more than $150 were
- $1,500 – Pork King Packing Inc., Marengo
- $1,000 – Richard J. Klarchek, Founder – Chairman, Capital First Realty, Chicago
- $500 – International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, Countryside
- $250 – Clifford Law Offices, Chicago
All were made before or just after the primary election in early February. Nygren, of course, is capable of raising plenty of money.
Mahon had a more active fund raising effort during the first six months of 2010. His 17 reportable (over $150) contributors follow:
- $10,000 – Kevin Van Eekeren, Self Employed, Flossmoor
- $750 – Chicago Event Management, Chicago
- $500 – Nick Colabufo, Berwyn
- $500 – Theresa Gembara, Palos Hills
- $500 – Marie Mahon, Chicago
- $300 – Michael La Coco, Jr., Chicago
- $300 – Sharon Ranzino, Marengo
- $225 – Mary Ann Huels, Chicago
- $250 – Frank Kling, Woodstock
- $225 – William Mahon, Chicago
- $200 – Hazel Colabufo, Berwyn
- $200 – Howard Pizer, Chicago
- $200 – Robert Schlenkert, Woodstock
- $200 – Richard Witney, Chicago
- $160 – Daniel Moreci, Park Ridge
- $160 – Colleen Mulcahy, Chicago
Missing from Mahon’s contributor list was State Rep. Jack Franks. Keith Nygren’s name was listed on Franks’ last fund raising invitation.