Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady traveled up the Fox River Valley to talk to McHenry County Republicans Wednesday night.
The event was held at the Prairie Isle Golf Club in Prairie Grove.
A good number of countywide elected officials were in attendance.
Not only candidates for countywide office, but those for the McHenry County Board were courting voters. Nick Provenzano was there, but I don’t think he’d want me to post the photo I have for this event.
8th District Congressman Joe Walsh represented the national scene.
State legislators and candidates were in attendance.
McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon was present, as was McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler.
Steven Rooney, recently elected to the Johnsburg School Board, was present.
There was even a past school board member sighted.
The turnout was more than respectable.
I’m fortunate to have had a couple of people taking pictures for me, but good coverage of an event really requires feet on the ground. For instance, I’d love to knows what the politicians are laughing about in the photo below:
There was a gathering of Chairmen at the meeting. Not only was State Party Chairman Pat Brady present, but McHenry County Chairman Mike Tryon, Lake County Chairman Bob Cook and the host, Nunda Township Chairman Brent Smith.
As I go through the second set of photos, I see one with Crystal Laker Rich Evans, who has announced his candidacy for Congress in Joe Walsh’s 8th District. There is no indication that Walsh is running for re-election there.
The Northwest Herald usually doesn’t send reporters to political events, but newcomer Jane Huh covered the event.