Two previous posts have focused on the beginning of the parade, where all the village officials rode in Thunderbirds, and on the biggest contest in McHenry County, the race for Sheriff.
After the Johnsburg Village Board members, the first politician in line was State Representative Jack Franks.
Walking ahead of the two Jack Franks vehicles and the prospective candidate were three young men.
Actually, I saw three of his young men first. They were passing out freezer pops, not as popular on the pleasant 72 degree day as they would have been had it been hotter.
Jack Franks deciding to come to the side of the street with the announcing booth.
Next up was McHenry County Board member John Hammerand, accompanied by his wife Cheryl, a Wonder Lake Fire Protection District Trustee.
The Hammerands rode in a convertible provided by Gary Lang.
McHenry County Board member Sue Draffkorn followed the Hammerands.
Sue Draffkorn waved at the crowd.
The new Democratic Party McHenry Township Assessor, Mary Mahady, was in the parade thanking voters.
Mary Mahady (and other new township assessors) won’t take office until January 1st, but she was still in the Johnsburg Parade.
Republican candidate for Sheriff Bill Prim was next in line. He had a big contingent, increased by Joe Walsh volunteers.
Not only was there a boy in a wagon in Bill Prim’s entry, but there was one in a wheel chair.
More Republican followed. First was the Young Republican tank.
The Young Republicans passed out bubble gum. McHenry County Clerk candidate Nick Provenzano joined them and told me he got a couple score signatures on his petition the night before at the food area.
State Senator Pam Althoff was next.
Pam Althoff walked the parade route.
And that was the last of the politicians.