Saturday afternoon, McHenry Township Republicans gathered at the McHenry Moose for a pig roast and to hear candidates make their pitches.
McHenry County Blog prevailed upon attendee Becky Kress to share her photos.
McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler, who has announced her intentions to run for State Representative in the 64th District whose southern tip is my precinct in Crystal Lake and Lakewood and goes north to Antioch, was one of the speakers.
8th District Congressman Joe Walsh made a pitch for re-election, even though he doesn’t know who his potential future constituents will be. (He made a second appearance in Aurora at State Senator Chris Lauzen’s Porky Picnic later in the day. Lauzen announced he would give up his Senate seat to run for Kane County Board Chairman.)
A photo of State Senator Dan Duffy was captured.
Steven Rooney, recently elected to the Johnsburg School Board is caught with a John O’Neill for County Board tee shirt.
McHenry County Board members Tina Hill and Mary Donner were seen chatting at one table.
The star of the day may have been the pig.
State Senator Dan Duffy got a turn at the microphone.
Both State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Mike Tryon were enjoying the roast pig.
Newly-appointed State Rep. Kent Gaffney spoke to the gathering, but the photo with his son was really fuzzy.
The event had at least one McHenry Alderman in attendance–Andy Glab.
McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer was campaigning for re-election.
There were many others at the successful fund raiser.
A two-elected official family, McHenry County Board member John Hammerand and Wonder Lake Fire Protection District Board member Cheryl (seen with Joe Walsh above) were enjoying themselves.