During the last three election cycles the McHenry County Republican Central Committee has forfeited the election to Democrat Jack Franks two-thirds of the time.
Once was under GOP Chairman Bill LeFew in his last term; once under current Chairman Mike Tryon in his first term.
Self-starter John O’Neill, McHenry Grade School and Library Board member, ran against Franks in 2010.
He didn’t win, but he was effective enough to convince Franks to jettison the Spring Grove part of his old district where he did poorly.
Under new law regarding the placing of candidates on the ballot who did not run in the primary election, nominated candidates have to gather as many signatures as they would have had then gotten on the primary ballot.
The State Board of Elections calendar says that June 4th is the last day such candidates to file the necessary paperwork.
“Last day for appointee, by established party managing committee, to file the following documents when no candidate was nominated at the General Primary Election. The following must be filed together:
- notice of appointment by the appropriate committee,
- nominating petitions,
- statement of candidacy and
- statement of economic interest receipt.
Times a wasting unless local Republicans have reached so much of an accomodation with Franks that running no one in opposition to his certain vote to put Mike Madigan back in the House Speaker’s chair is what they desire.
If so, the McHenry County Republican Party is really in sad shape.
(10 ILCS 5/7-61, 8-17)”
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