A press release from former Congressman Joe Walsh follow. Walsh lives in McHenry and is McHenry County’s first resident to serve in the U.S. Congress.
Former Congressman Joe Walsh Endorses Bill Prim for McHenry County Sheriff
February 5, 2013 — Former Illinois 8th District Congressman, Joe Walsh, today enthusiastically threw his support behind Bill Prim, Republican Candidate for McHenry County Sheriff in 2014. Walsh represented McHenry County in the U.S. Congress from 2010-12 and still lives in McHenry. Walsh issued the following statement:
“Bill Prim is exactly what the McHenry County Sheriff’s office needs – an honest, principled candidate who will fight for smaller government and fight for real reform of the Sheriff’s office.
“It’s no secret that the Sheriff’s office would benefit greatly from a healthy dose of good government, transparency, and reform.
“As the only fresh, outside reformer in this race, Bill is the only candidate capable of cleaning up the ‘good old boys, insider’ atmosphere that has permeated the office for far too long.“Bill is a long time McHenry County resident, a great family man, has a sterling professional law enforcement career and believes fervently in
- personal liberty
- gun rights
- family values
- making government accessible to the entire community
“‘He’s a good guy and will provide a fresh new, inclusive voice to an office that desperately needs it.'”
Bill Prim had the following to say about the Walsh endorsement:
“It’s an honor to have the support of Congressman Walsh.
“He went to Washington to fight for freedom and limited government and to clean up government at the national level.
“He ran against political insiders and career politicians.
“I intend to run on the same platform at the County level.”
The former Congressman intends to do all he can to help Bill Prim get elected.