Republican elected officials preferring Democrats to be in office is pretty common in Cook County, but surprising to find in McHenry County.
On the top of State Rep. Jack Franks’ “Host Committee” is McHenry County Board member Michele Aavang.
And guess who is last on the list of individuals.
Here’s a hint: the name begins with “Z.”
It’s former Republican State Rep. Jill Zwick. After she retired in favor of her husband Mort, who lost to Republican DeLoris Doederlein, she ran as a Democrat for the Kane County Board and lost. Her husband ended up an Appellate Court Judge in Cook County, a Democrat.
With Aavang at the top of the list and Zinke near the bottom, I thought the rest of the list deserved at least a cursory review for other GOP officials, candidates or non-partisan officials who identify themselves as Republicans.
Here’s what I found:
- Bob & Judi Martens
- Mary & Bob McCann
- Sheriff Keith & Marge Nygren
- [Woodstock] Mayor Brian Sager
As McHenry County Blog publishes the names of those on the 2013 Jack Franks Host Committee, perhaps others will point out some more Republicans on it.