Jonathan Knight, who is one of those running against an incumbent Republican Precinct Committeeman (Sean Murphy), indicates in a comment under this article that he did not get a letter from McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman Mike Tryon.
It was not even sent to all elected Precinct Committeemen who are running for re-election.
Knight comment follows:
My name is on the ballot running for Committeeman as a Republican in the March 18, 2014 Primary for Algonquin Township, Precinct 33. I have been a resident of McHenry County for 32 years. As of today’s date, I have not received a phone call from you or a copy of the subject letter, neither being expected.
I have met you at fundraisers in the past, but you seemed more interested in looking over my shoulder for someone more important to speak to, rather than having any interest in what I had to say about matters concerning McHenry County.
The tone of your letter reflects what I have long suspected, that you see yourself now as the Godfather of all that is political in McHenry County, and any proposed activities must be filtered through you. I find your attitude highly offensive.
Perhaps you should review the 1st Amendment to the Constitution as follows:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
I believe the meeting scheduled for tomorrow night, February 13, 2914 will be a group of citizens exercising their right to peaceably assemble.
Jonathan J. Knight
Candidate for Republican Committeeman
Precinct 33, Algonquin Township, McHenry County
9906 Fox Shores Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
An article about the contested Republican Precinct Committeeman races can be found here.