Northwest Herald Turns Up the Heat on Three Crystal Lake County Board Members Who Voted to Maximize Tax Bill
In a wrap-up article about the District 2 McHenry County Board contest in the Republican Party primary, Kevin Craver focused on a significant difference between the three incumbents running for re-election and challengers Tom Wilbeck and Carolyn Schofield.
- Jim Heisler
- Ken Koehler
- Donna Kurtz
all voted to ask for the maximum amount of taxes possible under the Illinois Tax Cap law (which the professionals call PTELL, resulting in no ordinary taxpayer’s knowing what they are talking about).
Wilbeck, on the other hand, decided to seek a County Board seat because of the District 2 incumbents’ vote.
For some reason, he is not emphasizing that crucial different in his campaign literature, which you see below:
The other non-incumbent is Crystal Lake City Councilwoman Schofield. As you can see below, she doesn’t use that issue in an attempt to win votes:
It wouldn’t be fair to just show you the challenger’s literature, so let me share what I shall hand deliver to those who live in my Algonquin Township Precinct 7.
In alphabetical order (one discrimination that no one has taken up), Jim Heisler’s is first. Jim is running a real campaign this time around, as opposed to last time when I only saw one 4 foot by 4 foot sign across from the Methodist Church. But, when I asked for literature, I found he had to go to the archives in the basement of his shoe store. That’s what you see below:
Ken Koehler’s palm card is newly minted.
Finally, Donna Kurtz, like Heisler, is using re-cycled literature. It’s a door hanger that was used when she won election by defeating Lyn Orphal (now running for County Board in District 3).
There is one coincidence that might be worth mentioning.
The two candidates who did not print new literature–Heisler and Kurtz–ran first in their last GOP primary election.
Four are to be elected from among the five candidates on the Republican primary ballot. You can see what the County Board portion of the ballot looks like below:
With only five candidates on the ballot, the order of name appearance is not as important as it is when there are seven or more running.