The article about the 13-10-1 on video poker vote by the McHenry County Board can be found here.
Fueled by labor union contributions, District 6 McHenry County Board Democratic Party candidate Ryan Heuser has a good start toward a decent campaign.
The candidate, who, to the best of my knowledge, has not surfaced publicly, has a Marengo address.
That part of District 6 was left out of the Republican Party primary sweepstakes when Marengo Alderman Corey Brackmann and former Huntley School Board President Shawn Green didn’t make the cut.
Here’s the union support:
$2,500 – International Operating Engineers Local 150, Countryside
- $800 – International Operating Engineers Local 150, Countryside, ( 20 4 by 8 foot sheets of plywood)
- $500 – International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 399, Chicago
- $500 – Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor, Gurnee
- $300 – Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 1035, Marengo
- $200 – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 177, Crystal Lake
In addition, Plote Construction donated $250.
The campaign got serious with the Local 150 contributions during the third week of February.
Heuser ran second to former McHenry County College Board President Scott Summers.
Jay Kadakia, who served as Huntley Village Trustee ran third.
However, all of the Democrats ran worse than the man who placed last in the spring GOP primary election.
You can find the article about the 13-10-1 vote on video [slot machines] in rural taverns here.
Heuser’s web site can be found here.