I found six McHenry County Board aspirants at the Marengo Chamber of Commerce Expo on Saturday. (The doors will be open at the new Marengo High School to the east of the old Marengo High School Sunday as well.)
The first indication that politics was afoot was the balloon promoting County Board member Diane Evertsen. A girl was holding it next to The Marengo-Union Times newspaper booth.
The first candidate sighted was Michael Stanard. He was in the second row of booths.
I found him communing with his handheld device.
Next were two young women passing out literature for candidate David LaGue.
Right around the corner was the booth of incumbents Ersel Schuster and Diane Evertsen.
It was couple’s day at County Board candidate David LaGue’s booth as well.
The final candidates’ booth presented incumbent Mary McCann and aspirant Michele Aavang.
I got justifiably admonished by McCann for having previously identified LaGue as the only farmer running in District 6.
McCann operates a berry farm on which she uses a tractor (my definition of a farmer), while Aavang’s farm raises row crops as well as having a beef operation.
It took Aavang two years to get a permit to sell frozen beef packed off site. (If she gets on the zoning and planning committee, there will be some interesting discussion.)