What does one do when one has no announced opponent for State Representative?
You know you have to keep raising money, because the Republican GOP Leader in Springfield tries to assess you for thousands to use in marginal races. ($2,500 a year when I was there, probably $10,000 now.)
And, you want to be able to contribute significant amounts to candidates you support.
Undoubtedly there are even more expenses to be met because of Tryon’s role as McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman.
So you hold the fund raisers you have held before, hoping that people will continue to support you financially.
Early in the 5-9 informal fund raiser, Tryon was at the gate on the sidewalk in front of where money was being collected.
Later, he mingled inside the beer garden.
Because it is an election year, there were candidates drawn to the affair.
Two announced candidate for the empty State Senate district in which Tryon is running for State Representative were in attendance:
- Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay and
- former Rutland Township Trustee Chad Koppie.
There were plenty of McHenry County Officials.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi was introduced.
Ken Koehler was introduced as not only the Chairman of the McHenry County Board, but also the Treasurer of Tryon’s political action committee since its inception.
McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler, who seeks to be the next State Representative from the 64th District, the number of Tryon’s current district, was at the Fish Boil.