All Four GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Court Pro-Life Vote at Irene Napier’s McHenry County Farm in Crystal Lake

A testimony to the political strength that Crystal Lake’s Irene Napier has built for the Pro-Life community in McHenry County is the appearance of all four candidates for the Republican nomination for Governor at the annual Pig Roast at her farm on Sunday afternoon.

The four are

  • State Senator Bill Brady
  • State Senator Kirk Dillard
  • State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
  • Businessman Bruce Rauner
Bill Brady converses with a group that includes John Wuich of Huntley.

Bill Brady converses with a group that includes John Wuich of Huntley.

Kirk Dillard chatted with GOP Vice Chairman Mark Daniel and Assistant State's Attorney and former Appellate Court primary candidate Donna Kelly.

Kirk Dillard chatted with GOP Vice Chairman Mark Daniel and Assistant State’s Attorney and former Appellate Court primary candidate Donna Kelly.

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford was courting Lake County Right-To-Life leader Bonnie Quirke,among others.

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford was courting Lake County Right-To-Life leader Bonnie Quirke, among others.

Bruce Rauner introduced himself to folks.

Bruce Rauner introduced himself to some of the younger folks at the event.

There were oodles of public officials and candidates courting the Pro-Life crowd.

Paul Bart of Lake Forest seeks the opportunity to challenge U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

Paul Burt talks with Jim Finnegan.

Paul Burt conversed with Jim Finnegan.

Congressman Randy Hultgren and former Congressman, now WIND radio talk show host, Joe Walsh were present.

Randy Hultgren talked with Steven Reick.

Randy Hultgren talked with Steven Reick.

Joe Walsh listens to Bill Parrott.

Joe Walsh listens to Bill Parrot while Patti Wuich observes.

When I asked Walsh if it were safe to say that he was not running for State Representative against Democrat Jack Franks, he replied, “It’s not safe to say that.  I’m looking at a  number of options.”

Three were State Representatives:

  • David McSweeney
  • Mike Tryon
  • Barb Wheeler
David McSweeney and Bruce Rauner conversed.  In the background, unrecognizable without his cowboy hat, is Andrew Gasser.

David McSweeney and Bruce Rauner conversed. In the background, barely recognizable without his cowboy hat, is Andrew Gasser.

Besides courting Irene Napier, all the candidates courted Republican County Chairman Mike Tryon.  Here he greets Dan Rutherford.

Besides courting Irene Napier, all the candidates courted Republican County Chairman Mike Tryon. Here he greets Dan Rutherford.

Barb and Joe Wheeler talked with Helene Walsh.

Barb and Joe Wheeler talked with Helene Walsh.

Besides myself, there was another retired State Rep. at the event.  She was DeLoris Doederlein of East Dundee.

DeLoris Doederlein came with her granddaughter Stephani Grimoldby.

DeLoris Doederlein came with her granddaughter Stephani Grimoldby.

The only countywide officeholder was McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi.

Lou Bianchi and Joe Walsh talked.  In the foreground are Helene Walsh and Donna Kelly.

Lou Bianchi and Joe Walsh talked. In the foreground are Helene Walsh and Donna Kelly.

The only countywide candidate present was Bill Prim, running for Sheriff against Andy Zinke in the GOP Primary.

Bill Prim and Bill Brady chatted.

Bill Prim and Bill Brady chatted.

County Board members present included

  • John Hammerand
  • Joe Gottemoller
  • Nick Provenzano

Irene Napier and Melissa Sanchez got to know each other.

Someone said that John Jung would have been there (as he has been in the past), but that he was still trying to get water out of his home’s basement.

There were some local officials, too.

Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Sanchez, age 22, was present.

From the East Dundee Village Board was Alan Skillikorn.

Wonder Lake Fire Protection District member Cheryl Hammerand.

Patriots United Joe Edwards talks with GOP Committeeman Eileen Marhoeffer while John and Cheryl Hammerand look on.

Patriots United Joe Edwards talks with GOP Committeeman Eileen Marhoeffer while John and Cheryl Hammerand look on.

Other luminaries included retired manufacturer and Family Taxpayers Network honcho Jack Roeser.

Jack Roeser and Kirk Dillard were chatting.

Jack Roeser and Kirk Dillard were chatting.

Bernie and Regina Narusis were seen talking with Fred Wickham, Treasurer of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee.

Bernie and Regina Narusis were seen talking with Fred Wickham, Treasurer of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee.

Lots of people attended whose photos are not above.

Here's a shot of some of the crowd who attended the Pro-Life event.

Here’s a shot of some of the crowd who attended the Pro-Life event.

And what would a Pro-Life event be without a good tee shirt.

Chancy Englert was wearing this "Respect Life" tee shirt.

Chancy Englert was wearing this “Respect Life” tee shirt.


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All Four GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Court Pro-Life Vote at Irene Napier’s McHenry County Farm in Crystal Lake — 4 Comments

  1. Excellent photo coverage – really captured the event.

    Kudos to Irene, who has such stature that everyone courting the pro-life vote was there.

  2. Gasser looks as stupid without a cowboy hat.

    By the way Andy, some say your not being honest about your claimed military record .

    How about pulishing on your self concieted wb site not only you DD214 but your complete DD201 file.

    Unless of course you have been fibing a bit.

    How about it Rambo?

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