State Legislators/Candidates Report Status of Campaign Funds


State Rep. Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) raised $21,690 and spent $23,932.

He ended September with $2,300 less than he started with.

Jack Franks

State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) took in $52,400 and spent $41,600.

He started July with $478,000 (remember all those big gifts from family and friends when he was pumping up his campaign fund to try to make it look as if he has a chance to run for Governor?).

Now he has $9,600 more.

Pam Althoff

State Senator Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) raised about $52,000, spent $25,000 and has current resources (including $4,500 in contributions since October 1st) of about $80,000.

State Senator Dan Duffy (R-Lake Barrington) got donations amounting to about $31,000, while spending $14,500.

Including what he started with, his campaign assets are now over $102,000.

Kent Gaffney

Dave McSweeney

Appointed State Rep. Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) raised about $45,000 (including fundraiser financing of $12,400 from money in the campaign fund of Mark Beaubien, the man he replaced) spent $1,900 and has $29,400.

Opponent David McSweeney reported loaning his campaign $7,500 prior to October 1st and spending $7,000 on consulting and polling.

Since October 1st, McSweeney reports having raised $27,000, some of which has been spent on a mailing.

Danielle Rowe

The third candidate to announce, Danielle Rowe, raised $11,750 and reports having spent$20.

McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler, who is running for state representative in the new district running north from Crystal Lake into Lake County, raised $14,550 and spent $4,800. She has $10,000 in the bank and a fundraiser this Saturday night.

Karen McConnaughay

In the new state senate district running south from the Crystal Lake Country Club through the western part of Kane County, Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay has garnered $3,000 in receipts during the last three months, while spending over $32,000.

Cliff Surges

Because she had a healthy campaign fund from her County Board days, she has $24,400 left.

GOP opponent Cliff Surges raised $31,800 (including a $15,000 loan from himself) and, having spent nothing, still has that in the bank.

Chad Koppie

More than McConnaughay has right now, which is sure to raise some eyebrows.

The third state senate candidate Chad Koppie has not raised or spent enough money to require the filing of a report to the Illinois State Board of Elections.


State Legislators/Candidates Report Status of Campaign Funds — 4 Comments

  1. Looks like Chairman McConnaughay had enough money to donate to pro-abotion RINO Olympia Snowe. How does she think she could win a Republican primary in this anti-incumbent climate is beyond me.

  2. Sunshine are you really candid kane? you have so much hatred in you its probably something you should resolve soon before you do yourself more harm

  3. Truth,

    Funny when you and Kenyon take gravel pit money and scholarships for your kids you hate the taxpayers so much that call you out on your legal thievery.

    Find another group of taxpayers to gouge for your self interests and pocket lining.

    Until the taxpayers are free of those that use OUR money to help themselves the comments will continue.

  4. Kane Chairman McConnaughay and her political group of establishment insiders always think there are only a couple of people that are tired of watching taxpayers being used to promote deals for their family, friends and fellow business interests.

    Ask around Kane County and the McHenry blog will get the real story. That is why she is leaving Kane County. She knows her support is dwindling.

    People like “Truth” know this is true and are trying to get the publisher of the McHenry Blog to believe otherwise.

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