I have to admit to never having seen an announcement of candidacy for the office of Precinct Committeeman, but one arrived today. You can see it below:
Citizens to Elect Richard J. Duresa Proudly Announces Duresa’s Candidacy for the Republican Primary March 18, 2014 McHenry County
That’s the campaign slogan chosen by Richard “Rick” Duresa, candidate for Republican Precinct Committeeman Algonquin Township 45.
“Although I have always made time to help fellow Republicans with their campaigns;our country now faces critical issues and it’s time that I step-up to get our message out.
“Every vote matters!”
“I ask that you vote for me for your Precinct Committeeman of Algonquin Township 45.”
Rick believes that being more than a 20-year resident and voter in this precinct combined with his life’s experiences, will be of great benefit to this community. Without an established voting history, combined with mature judgment, no one could possibly serve as an effective committeeman.
As Republican Precinct Committeeman, Rick is eager to undertake the responsibilities of keeping residents well informed of each and every vital issue and referendum that impacts their families, their business, their property, and their taxes. Rick is committed to providing the voters with all the necessary data they need to make informed decisions as to choice of candidates before Election Day. He understands these critical issues impact lives of his friends, neighbors, and their families of our northwest suburbs.
As the owner of a successful business, Rick has cultivated relationships throughout the area over many years. Colleagues have come to reply on his judgment and integrity and know they will be well served by Rick as their committeeman.
“While the 45th Precinct has a respectful amount of Republicans, too few have not been inspired to vote in past primary elections. I am committed to delivering our party’s message and to re-energize voter turnout throughout the 45th
“There is no substitute for experience when it comes to hearing and understanding the needs of your constituents.”
Rick serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees on the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in Wisconsin and is a certified trainman. His past experience as a youth ice hockey coach demonstrates his energy in working with both younger and older members of our community.
“It would be my honor and privilege to serve the residents of Barrington Hills and Fox River Grove as their Precinct Committeeman.”
“I ask that you vote for me for Republican Committeeman on March 18, 2014.”
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Duresa and 18-year old Jenna Wing are facing off for the Republican Party position.
The current incumbent, Sharon Meroni won a write-in campaign two years ago. She will be remembered for having called a special meeting of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee in an attempt to gain approval for Tonya Franklin to seek signatures to run for State Representative against Democrat Jack Franks.
With active opposition from those in control of the local GOP, that effort stalled when too few people attended the meeting to comprise a quorum.