Four years ago, the Northwest Herald partnered with Patriots United to host a fall debate between incumbent Keith Nygren and challengers Mike Mahon for the Democrats and Green Party candidate Gus Philpott.
The following says that Nygren’s pick, Andy Zinke, has revoked his agreement to debate former Des Plaines Police Commander Bill Prim in a Patriots United forum.
A press release from Patriots United tells the tale.
SCHEDULED DEBATE BETWEEN REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR McHENRY COUNTY SHERIFF IS CANCELLED
WOODSTOCK, IL – The scheduled debate between the Republican candidates for Sheriff of McHenry County, Andy Zinke and Bill Prim, has been cancelled.
The debate, which was to be hosted by Patriots United, was cancelled when Andy Zinke, who had previously agreed to participate, withdrew his commitment saying there would be two other debates between the candidates sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Northwest Herald and that a third debate was unnecessary.
The Board of Patriots United expresses disappointment in this cancellation, noting there are serious issues concerning this office which need to be discussed so the voters can make an informed decision about who will best bring reform to the Sheriff’s office.
The Board looks forward to the other two promised public debates in advance of the primary election so voters can choose the best candidate.
About Patriots United:
Patriots United is a not-for-profit organization founded on five pillars: pro-family, limited government, free market economy, national defense, and choice in education. Dedicated to educating the public on public policy that reflects our conservative Pillars and values, uniting all like-minded citizens, and encouraging individuals to use this knowledge to hold those in the public sector accountable.