Lake County Dem Does Opposition Research on Kent Gaffney

The Lake County Eye masthead. Click on the image and you can see someone holding a camera.

He calls himself “non-partisan” and “from the center,” but my McHenry County Eye has detected a Democratic Party leaning from the blogster who calls himself “Lake County Eye.”

He, as I, had his interest piqued by McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman Mike Tryon’s choice of little-known three and a half year Lake Barrington resident Kent Gaffney.

But he found his almost $1.2 million new home on Coneflower Drive, purchased in 2008, and published an aerial photo of it.

He also ferreted out the salary of Tom Cross’ Budget Director–about $106.000.

The base salary for a state representative is $67,836, so Gaffney is taking quite a pay cut by stepping into the public eye.

This is still further evidence that people seek pubic office for more than the money.

As Ray Humphries, the head of the Republican National Committee’s field operations in 1968 told a campaign management school at Illinois College, told those in attendance, people are motivated by the three “P’”:

  • Power
  • Prestige
  • Pecuniary

It’s not phonetic, but we’re talking power, prestige and money.


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Lake County Dem Does Opposition Research on Kent Gaffney — 3 Comments

  1. All three Ps would vanish with term limits and be replaced by another P: Public Service. Also, I don’t understand why there is so much banter about Gaffney’s million dollar home, etc. News flash: He married into wealth-RIM Manufacturing, Wauconda. Doesn’t make him a bad guy-just sayin.

  2. My Mistake, should leave the blogging to the pros: The company is Dental equipment supplier-Goldman Products, Inc. (President, Edward Kwan Rim-Gaffney’s Father-in-law and wife Elizabeth Rim Gaffney is general counsel and “of Counsel” to a Springfield law firm). Again, just information and not a negative on Candidate Gaffney.

  3. My Mistake, should leave the blogging to the pros: The company is Dental equipment supplier-Goldman Products, Inc. (President, Edward Kwan Rim-Gaffney’s Father-in-law and wife Elizabeth Rim Gaffney is general counsel and “of Counsel” to a Springfield law firm). Again, just information and not a negative on Candidate Gaffney.

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