Morton Blackwell of The Leadership Institute is the originator of the “Personnel is policy” Law. (His “laws” can be found here.)
The Institute conducts all sorts of training courses, including for campaigns,
Who a new officeholder hires may be an indicator of his or her policies.
Here are those hired the first day by McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim:
Second is Sandra Salgado’s paperwork. She was named Business Manager at $95,000 per year. Previously she served on the McHenry County Board and this spring was elected Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Party. Her work assignment is similar to that she had in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
In the County Treasurer’s Office Glenda Miller hired someone who worked elsewhere in County government as a Senior Financial Analyst to replace herself as Chief Deputy.
Her name is Cindy Kozlowski and she will be paid $78,719. She is a Certified Public Accountant who has previously worked for the Treasurer’s Office.
McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan has hired her husband, Ed Gil, who recently resigned as Nunda Township Trustee, as Election Administration Supervisor at $48,750 per year. He will be replacing Judith Corson.
This is not the first time that a County Clerk has hired a spouse. Vernon W. Kays hired his wife Gladys. She was the receptionist and the lowest-paid employee in the office.