I’d looked before for a campaign disclosure filing with the Illinois State Board of Elections, but there was nothing for Andy Zinke. Today, while reading Gus Philpott’s Woodstock Advocate I learned that a D-1 was filed Monday.
It signifies that Zinke has raised more than $3,000.
I had looked earlier because the rumor mill said a member of the Sheriff’s Merit Commission appointed by Sheriff Keith Nygren was hosting a $250 a person fund raiser for Zinke.
Since the office of McHenry County Sheriff is not up until 2014, one might wonder what is going on.
Since before the 2010 election, the grapevine has been saying that Nygren does not intend to complete his term in office.
You know how local Republicans like to give the Establishment’s favorite a head start by appointing him or her to a vacancy.
Such vacancies can be filled by appointment of the County Board if a resignation comes less than 28 months before the next Sheriff takes office on December 1, 2012.
So under that scenario, a resignation by Nygren would have to come by next August.
If Nygren decides to leave office before then, there would be an election.
It could even be for a two-year term with the election being next year, if he retires early enough
If he resigned too late for a primary election to decide who would be on the fall ballot, then I believe the Republican Central Committee members would make the choice.