Images of an upcoming mailing have been received from McHenry County Board candidate David Stieper. He is seeking one of two Republican nominations in the southeastern-most District 1.
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This piece focuses on his opposition to the part-time County Board members having Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pensions and health insurance.
Previously, McHenry County Blog published what each County Board member was compensated during the last year.
Stieper is running in the southeastern-most of the six county board districts.
It has most of Cary, Algonquin, Barrington Hills and part of Lake in the Hills within its boundaries.
Board members up for election in District 1 are Republican Robert Nowak and Democrat Nick Chirikos.
Challengers Stieper and Andrew Gasser are running together in the Republican Primary Election.
After being sworn in elected officials who have the opportunity to receive an IMRF pension must sign a document saying they wish to participate.
Once included, there is no way to back out unless the governing body withdraws. That would take a majority vote of the County Board, in this instance.
A similar majority vote would be needed to stop health coverage for county board members.