Although Republican Precinct Committeemen were told all the 2012 Illinois State Republican slots were filled and a list was never made public, there were lots of empty seats allocated to the McHenry County Republican Party in Tinley Park.
And some people who were registered as “Guests” were made “Delegates” on the day of the plenary session, Saturday.
(In another party jurisdiction, such a request made by the party head, was denied.)
There were even names on them.
I checked with three and asked if that person had paid, but just not attended. I was told nothing came out that checking account.
McHenry County GOP Treasurer Fred Wickham told me that no check was written from the Central Committee’s coffers.
Did someone pay for the delegates?
If so, who?
Beats me, but if you see any of the following, whom I did not see at the convention, you might want to ask them.
I should emphasize that it is possible that some named below were in attendance prior to the main session and went home early and there were two people on the floor I did not recognize, so did not put them in article on who went (which misses some people who attended Friday, but left before speeches).
- Joe Calomino, Lake in the Hills
- Tine Hill, Woodstock
- Al Jourdan, Johnsburg
- Carrie Jourdan, Johnsburg
- Ken Koehler, Crystal Lake
- Mary Ann Louderback, Cary
- Rick Mack, Ringwood
- Mary McClellan
- Bernard Narusis, Oakwood Hills
- Regina Narusis, Oakwood Hills
- Roberta Panfaleo, unknown
- Jack Schaffer, Cary
- Mike Shorten, Crystal Lake
- Joyce Story, McHenry
- Barbara Wheeler, Crystal Lake