This is not a poll question. If it were, we know there would be a low percentage thinking they were worth much.
This is a question of how much wealth those who represent us in Washington have.
There are six Congressmen for which McHenry County residents have present or potential future interest.
The net worth of our two U.S. Senators, Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk, plus Congressmen Peter Roskam, Don Manzullo, Randy Hultgren and Joe Walsh’s reported figures are listed below:
I’ve not a clue what the numbers mean, but you can see we have a rich Democratic Party U.S. Senator in Dick Durbin and a way less wealth Republican U.S. Senator in Mark Kirk.
The two most veteran Congressmen–Don Manzullo and Peter Roskam–are the wealthiest. Both are attorneys. No outside jobs are allowed for Members of Congress, by the way, so they are not still practicing.
The poorest are the two running against each other in the new 14th Distrct.
You know their name–Randy Hultgren and Joe Walsh.
Hultgren appears marginally more well off than Walsh, whose child support issues have made front page and continuing news.
Both report maximum net worth in the $50,000 range.