A press release from Republican Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim:
OPPONENT’S FORMER CAMPAIGN MANAGER ENTHUSIASTICALLY BACKS PRIM SAYS PRIM HAS 90% OF SHERIFF’S EMPLOYEES’ SUPPORT
Retired McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Anton “Tony” Cundiff, Jim Harrison’s initial pick for campaign manager and rumored to be in line for Undersheriff, recently voiced his unequivocal support for Bill Prim, Republican nominee for Sheriff.
Despite his new permanent residency in Arizona, Mr. Cundiff made a point of attending a fund-raising “pig roast” for Prim in Harvard on September 20.
In impromptu remarks, he told the crowd of more than 100 persons that as Harrison’s original campaign chief,
“I saw both sides.”
Mr. Cundiff continued: “[Prim is] …the best man for this job, no ifs, ands or buts about it…. Right
now, based on what I hear, ‘cause I get phone calls in Arizona just about every day…, [Prim has] 90% of the support of that department, that want you to be Sheriff.
“So I want to make sure everyone understands that message out there…he [Prim] is the man for the right job, he’s the man for the job. And I want to make sure everybody knows that and I thank you, Bill.”
Prim said at the event that, “Not only did [Cundiff] come over to support us, he brought a whole barrage of deputies and county officials and employees.”
Mr. Cundiff is a highly respected McHenry County law enforcement veteran.