One doesn’t have to sign the list of those getting petitions from the McHenry County Clerk’s Office, but, if one does, one might get some publicity.
That’s certainly the case for the first Democrat to raise her head for countywide office.
She’s Judi Szilak. She is also passing a petition for her party’s Precinct Committeeman spot in McHenry Township, Precinct 20.
Szilak made a long comment on my article entitled, “Citing ‘Politicization’ of 708 Board, Brett Wisnauski Steps Down Four Months Early.”
There is a reason besides winning an office for Democrats to run a candidate for some countywide office.
That reason lies with the McHenry County Board of Review.
The party with the most votes for some office gets two appointments, while the second place finisher gets one appointment.
This past spring a Democratic Party member of the Board of Review won the office of McHenry Township Assessor. The incoming Assessor, Mary Mahady, used her service on the Board of Review as a reason that people should vote for her.