Melissa Denker is running for Precinct Committeeman in Dunham Township.
That there is a candidate is big news in and of itself.
There’s not even a appointed committeeman now.
And it’s not a small precinct. 259 voted in the Republican primary election last time around.
Denker isn’t the type of Precinct Committeeman I remember when I ran for McHenry County Treasurer at age 23. He was an old guy…probably not as old as I am now, but I’d guess he was in his 60’s.Claude O. Pagles.
He was home during the day in his small house in the southern part of Harvard, so he was probably retired.
And, from the look of surprise, I was probably the first candidate seeking support to knock on his door.
Denker is younger than I was then.
She’s 19, attending McHenry County College.
Today, she write a lament about the Republican Party:
What might a young person think about the Republican Party?
Read the article.
Among concerns is voter turnout. Join the crowed there.
And she points out,
” In Representative District 63 we don’t even have a Republican running!
“We have Democrat Jack Franks who is ‘the typical politician’ and has been there for a LONG TIME!
“We NEED NEW, FRESH, WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR THEIR STATE AND COUNTRY kind of blood.
“This is why I ask where my Republican Party is, but another question is where are my voters?”
“Lament” rightly describes the piece, I think.