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.
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.
There was a good representation of folks who had worked with her as County Board Chairman.
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.
It was a well-attended event.
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.
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.
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.
There were plenty more people there. See if you can pick someone out you know from the crowd scene below: