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
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.
Congressman Randy Hultgren and former Congressman, now WIND radio talk show host, Joe Walsh were present.
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
Besides myself, there was another retired State Rep. at the event. She was DeLoris Doederlein of East Dundee.
The only countywide officeholder was McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi.
The only countywide candidate present was Bill Prim, running for Sheriff against Andy Zinke in the GOP Primary.
County Board members present included
- John Hammerand
- Joe Gottemoller
- Nick Provenzano
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.
Other luminaries included retired manufacturer and Family Taxpayers Network honcho Jack Roeser.
Lots of people attended whose photos are not above.
And what would a Pro-Life event be without a good tee shirt.