Dianne Klemm Holds Well-Attended Fund Raiser

    A well-laced Marc Munaretto billboard coming into Cary from Crystal Lake.

A well-placed Marc Munaretto billboard coming into Cary from Crystal Lake.

In the race for Algonquin Township Supervisor, incumbent Dianne Klemm is losing the sign race.

Munaretto has bought the best locations that Liberty Outdoor Advertising has to offer and has good color contrast on his billboards and smaller signs.

He will need significant name identification to overcome that which State Senator Dick Klemm and his ex-wife Dianne have built up over the years.

Before winning the post of Supervisor, Dianne Klemm served as Chairman of the McHenry County Board.

Lots of name ID.

Munaretto held two elective posts prior to deciding not to run for re-election for County Board-Township Clerk and County Board.  (Because of population growth, state law prohibited that.)

Both candidates have dipped into their own pockets to finance their campaigns.

$12,000 for Klemm and $4,100 for Munaretto

Reportable outside contributions to Munaretto include

  • $1,000 from Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s PAC
  • $250 from Bart Murphy of Wheaton
  • $200 from former County Board colleague Scott Breeden

Munaretto, however, may not have widespread party and activist support.

Dianne Klemm briefly  ddressed those attending her fund raiser

Dianne Klemm briefly addressed those attending her fund raiser

On Wednesday night, Klemm held a successful fund raiser at the Cottage in Crystal Lake, ironically located one tote over the Nunda-Algonquin Township line.

Three county officials, Anne Majewski, Kathie Schultz and Pam Palmer got caught in this photo, along with former Centegra President Paul Laudick.

Three county officials, Coroner Anne Majewski, County Clerk Kathie Schultz and Auditor Pam Palmer got caught in this photo, along with former Centegra President Paul Laudick.

There was a good representation of folks who had worked with her as County Board Chairman.

Former State Rep. Rosemary Kurtz was sitting next to Recorder of Deeds Phyllis Walters.

Former State Rep. Rosemary Kurtz was sitting next to Recorder of Deeds Phyllis Walters.

Not only countywide officials were in attendance, however.  McHenry Township Supervisor Donna Schaefer, who served on the County Board with Klemm and is unopposed for re-election came with her husband Gary.

McHenry Township Supervisor Donna Schaefer can be seen in the middle of the photo

McHenry Township Supervisor Donna Schaefer can be seen in the middle of the photo

It was a well-attended event.

Algonquin Township Trustee candidate Larry Emery makes pitch to Cary GOP Precinct Committeeman Demetri Tsilimigras.

Algonquin Township Trustee candidate Larry Emery makes pitch to Cary GOP Precinct Committeeman Demetri Tsilimigras.

Some on the ballot for township office were there advancing their candidacies, like Larry Emery, seen above with a name tag that told he was running for Algonquin Township Trustee.

McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz was sen chatting with Algonquin Township- Clerk candidate Chuck Lutzow.

McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz was sen chatting with Algonquin Township- Clerk candidate Chuck Lutzow.

Besides Chuck Lutzow, running for Algonquin Township Clerk, and Larry Emery, a candidate for Township Trustee, Nunda Township Road Commissioner Don Kopsell was in attendance.

Don Kopsell was talking with Mr. and Mrs. Mark Daniel.

Don Kopsell was talking with Mr. and Mrs. Mark Daniel.

And there was a candidate for the McHenry County College Board, Tom Wilbeck, who ran for County Board in District 2, but got edged out.  To his right is Bill Prim, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Sheriff in 2014.

Tom Wilbeck, who is running for McHenry County College Board advanced his candidacy by promising not to sell bonds without referendum approval.   To his left is Bill Prim, who is running for McHenry County Sheriff in 2014

Tom Wilbeck, who is running for McHenry County College Board advanced his candidacy by promising not to sell bonds without referendum approval. To his left is Bill Prim, who is running for McHenry County Sheriff in 2014

There were plenty more people there. See if you can pick someone out you know from the crowd scene below:

Klemm fund raiser crowd

Holding the camera above my head, here’s the shot of the crowd I got at Dianne Klemm’s fund raiser.


Comments

Dianne Klemm Holds Well-Attended Fund Raiser — 6 Comments

  1. Cal if you loan your campaign money that not putting in your own money

  2. …..and they said that RINOs were becoming extinct.

  3. Dianne Klemm, eh?

    When serving as county board chairman in the 1990s, she ran for Algonquin Township supervisor in the 1997 Republican primary, and lost a close election to Patricia Floeter.

    A little over a year later, Klemm lost her seat on the county board to a young fiscally and socially conservative mom.

    The point?

    Dianne Klemm has been rejected by the voters in Algonquin Township before, and I believe history is about to repeat itself on February 26th when Marc Munaretto pulls off the win.

  4. The point???

    The Miller empire has an agenda and this is why they gave him $1,000 and are backing him.

    If Marc wins, it is more tax money lining the Miller pockets.

    Don’t they take enough already???

    Marc will merely be their puppet and not ask a single question about the town funds…..FACT!

    So the voters seem to know what is going on here and history is what it is…history!

    Although it is curious why Miller is going around saying he has backed a loser??

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