The last candidates’ night held by Nunda Township Republicans had a fair bit of tension as both Congressman Joe Walsh and Congressman Randy Hultgren were announced opponents. Now that Walsh has decided to run in an 8th Congressional District that does not include his home in McHenry, that level of tension will be missing.
Still present will be the high stakes, three-way contest featuring appointed incumbent State Rep. Kent Gaffney and challengers David McSweeney and Danielle Rowe.
In addition, there is a vibrant 8-way contest of McHenry County Board. Four will be nominated to face off against two Democrats, one of whom, Kathy Bergan Schmidt, is an incumbent.
- Mary McClellan
- Mary L. Donner
- Joseph (Joe) Gottemoller
- Mary R. Alger
- Nick Provenzano
- Linda (Lyn) Orphal
- Jim Schlader
- Michael J. Walkup
A press release from the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee:
Nunda Republicans to Host Candidate Forum
Prairie Grove, IL February 1, 2012: Brent Smith, Chairman of the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee (NTRCC) has announced that the Nunda Republicans will be hosting a Candidate Forum on February 13th starting at 6:30pm.
The forum is being held at the Prairie Isle Golf Course Clubhouse located at 2216 Route 176 in Prairie Grove, IL. Doors will open at 6:00pm.
Candidates from the County to the US Congressional level have been invited to attend.
A question and answer session will be held for candidates running for McHenry County Board in the 3rd District and for State Representative Candidates in the 52nd District.
Written questions can be submitted for the candidates in advance at nundagop.org or the at the forum.
“We are proud to give Republican Voters in Nunda Township an opportunity to hear from their Republican Candidates,” said NTRCC Chairman Brent Smith.
Following the forum there will be a meet and greet, which will provide voters an additional opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. “While we know that the candidates are working hard knocking on doors, this is a great opportunity for voters to speak with all of the Republican Candidates.” Said NTRCC Secretary Mike Shorten.
NTRCC Treasurer Mark Daniel explained that “this is a great way for our organization to make sure that Republicans across the Township are able to connect with the people that they will be choosing to represent them on the ballot in November.”The Nunda Township Republican Central Committee is a group of 29 elected and appointed Precinct Committeemen who act as the Grassroots organization for the Republican Party in Nunda Township. Any Republican who would like to become active with the Republican Party is encouraged to attend the NTRCC regular meetings. For additional details please visit nundagop.org.