The McHenry County Board race in District 3 (from Crystal Lake Avenue north to and including southern McHenry) got more crowded yesterday as attorney Mary McClellan threw her hat in the Republican ring.
She formed a Political Action Committee yesterday and today sent the following press release:
Mary McClellan is Running for McHenry County Board District 3
Mary McClellan, is announcing her candidacy for McHenry County Board in District 3.
Mary McClellan has collected signatures from residents of District 3 and continues to do so in support of her nomination.
Individuals have responded with support and substantial signatures more than sufficient to place her on the ballot for the March 20, 2012 [Republican] primary election.
With over 12 years of legal experience, a small business owner is how the Mary understands the needs of local citizens.
More information about Mary McClellan and her campaign can be found on her website, www.mcclellan2012.com This site includes biographical information about Mary and a calendar of upcoming events.
And, here’s the biographic information:
Having been involved in the community 22 years, I have long worked for positive goals related to the community. I now feel that the time has come for me to seek elected office.
I want to bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to McHenry County Board by running for District 3 Board Seat.
During these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever to know who your elected officials are and what they stand for.
I met many of you as I walked door to door.
It is great to discuss the issues and listen to your individual concerns. I am passionate about improving the quality of life and future of McHenry County.
I graduated from McHenry County College after returning to school as a single mother. I then obtained my Bachelors Degree from National Lewis University and went on to obtain my law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
I attended school in the evening and worked full time all through the years I attended school.
I met my husband here in McHenry County 22 years ago. We have raised our family and continue to have a vested interest in the community.
I have run a small business, worked my way through college.
After law school I went to work for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s office and worked side by side the County Board members.
I then went into private practice where I defended civil rights cases.
I am currently defending Cook County in civil rights cases and helping to keep cost down as it pertains to litigation cases.
Public service, however, continues to be an important part of my life. As an attorney I have had many opportunities to lead initiatives, provide input to a balanced budget, and interact with the community in different venues.
I intend on continuing to require diligence and dedication to fiscal responsibility, McHenry County has a budget of nearly $250,000,000 and it requires accountability to the citizens of McHenry County.
Anyone who knows me will tell you I am enthusiast and dedicated, I would like to give the Citizens of McHenry County my very best.
I would appreciate the opportunity to provide the citizens of McHenry County my dedication and support as their Board Representative.
She has scheduled two fund raisers, one in Chicago and one in Prairie Grovv:
- November 30, 2011 Rosebud 70 W Madison, Chicago 5-7:30 pm ($100)
- December 1, 2011, Prairie Isle Golf Clubhouse 2216 Route 176, Prairie Grove ($35)