The McHenry County League of Women Voters held a candidates’ night for the McHenry High School Board Wednesday night at McHenry East High School.
There was too much covered to spell it all out, but the most important question was how candidates planned to vote on the tax hiking referendum.
Three candidates favored the measure.
The first is the incumbent up for re-election, Mellody Ahrens.
The members of the blue and white yard sign slate do, too.
They are Tracy Simon and Stephen White.
All the rest who participated said they plan to vote “No”.
- Steve Bellmore
- Timothy Byers
- Beth Taylor
In addition, Darnell Qualls said he was an opponent to the referendum.
Two people listed on the ballot didn’t show up.
They are Alexandra Coy and Daniel Koruna.
The missing two are, respectively, the second and last on the ballot.
Being first on a long ballot like this provides about a ten percent advantage. Being last or second has been show to add about five percent to one’s vote totals.