During the Republican Primary Election campaign, two candidates from District 1 vowed not to take McHenry County health and pension benefits.
They were Andrew Gasser and David Stieper.
Stieper lost the primary election, but Gasser didn’t and went on to be elected to the McHenry County Board.
Gasser fulfilled his promise not to accept health benefits and, when given a chance to sign up for Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund benefits, he declined that fringe benefit, too.
(Once those eligible for IMRF benefits sign up for them, they cannot later reject them.)
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County Board members get paid about $21,000 a year, plus health and pension benefits.