There are now two Democrats on the McHenry County Board:
- Nick Chirikos
- Paula Yensen
With 20,000 absentee and early votes still missing, Republicans are ahead in all districts where Democrats are on the ballot.
With three precincts outstanding, candidates for Governor are receiving 83,214.
That means vote totals overall could bump up 24%. Obviously how they split in District 1 is the key to the election.
In District 3 former Democratic Party Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt is behind Don Kopsell by 506 votes. (Joe Gottemoller has 6,900, Kopsell has 5,291, Schmidt – 4,685.)
In District 4 John Hammerand whomped Democrat Arne Waltmire. The totals follow:
- John Hammerand – 7334
- Chuck Wheeler – 5,849
- Arne Waltmire – 4,541
In District 5, the two Republicans are leading Democrat Yensen:
- John Jung – 5,617
- Michael Rein – 4,955
- Paula Yensen – 4,308