The first attempt at fundraising by newly-elected Republican Township Chairman Demetri Tsilimigras was a success.
Party faithful and guests gathered at d’Andrea’s Banquet Hall to hear Republican Lt. Governor candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti.
Sanguinetti told her life story, beginning as a child of a sixteen-year old mother. She worked her way out of poverty. It is a quite inspiring story.
Before the candidate’s talk, McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado gave a pep talk. She excoriated Independent candidate for Sheriff Jim Harrison for his negative campaigning, suggesting in more graphic language that “what goes around comes around.”
Chris Yaeger conducted the awarding of the door prizes.
One ticket was drawn by Tsilimigras’ daughter.
Among the candidates and officials present were Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim, State Rep. David McSweeney, Treasurer’s candidate Glenda Miller, County Auditor Pam Palmer, County Auditor Anne Majewski, McHenry County Board members Nick Provenzano and Donna Kurtz, plus candidates Andrew Gasser and Chuck Wheeler, Lake County Board member Nick Sauer, Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery, and Crystal Lake City Councilman Jeff Thorsen.