Democrats are running in all six McHenry County Board districts.
Two, Kathy Bergan Schmidt (District 3) and Paula Yensen (District 5), are incumbents.
One, Schmidt, seems likely to fall by the wayside without the pull of a Barack Obama victory.
In 2012, Mitt Romney is leading Obama 54 to 44 in McHenry County.
The other, Yensen is running fourth, almost a hundred votes ahead of the fourth Republican.
In District 1, however, newcomer Nick Chirikos seems about to keep the partisan balance on the County Board 22-2.
In District 5, Paula Yensen is barely edging out newcomer Michael Rein.
Note that Green Party candidate Frank Wedig has again topped the 5% level necessary to keep the Green Part as an “established” party. Such status relieves Green Party candidates for County Board from having to get a really high number of petition signatures to get on the ballot.
Democrat Nick Chirikos, who is running in District 1, is nudging out incumbent Republican Bob Bless, as you can see below:
District 6 results show victories for the four Republicans. Without consideration of early and absentee ballots, Jack Franks’ candidate Ryan Heuser is running 376 votes behind Ersel Schuster, one of the Republican women he attacked.
Democrats in District 2 also were behind prior to the adding of early and absentee votes:
Likewise in District 4, Democrat Mary Margaret Maule is trailing behind the four GOP candidates. She attacked John Hammerand in her first mailing. Hammerand is running first.
Commenting on the totals you see above, Maule said, “I am very proud of the race that I ran and thankful to everyone for the support I received.
“I extend my congratulations to my colleagues and hope to work with them to continue building a vibrant and strong McHenry County.”