In a weighted vote of the 21 out of 30 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen in Algonquin Township, incumbent Chairman Rebecca Lee edged out Vice Chairman Tom McDermott 1,726-1,532 to hear the GOP in McHenry County’s largest township for the next two years.
With precincts often having 200 Republican voters, Lee literally won by a margin of one committeeman’s votes.
Vice Chairman now and for the next two years will be McDermott.
Elected Secretary was Demitri Tsilimigras, who served the last two years as organization Treasurer.
Newcomer Andy Gasser was elected Treasurer.
All races except that for chairman were by acclamation.
In her speech before election, Lee said that she had been involved in politics “my entire life,” that she had “enjoyed my last two years” and “relish[ed] the opportunity to serve again.”
“I want to maintain this part of McHenry County as a Republican stronghold.”