Republicans Celebrate Non-Partisan Victories in Woodstock

McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sande Salgado praised those brave enough to put their names on non-partisan ballots on April 7th.

McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sande Salgado praised those brave enough to put their names on non-partisan ballots on April 7th.

It was pizza, cake and Joyce Story fudge that Republicans ate at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night.

They were celebrating the accomplishments of Republicans who won non-partisan races, such as McHenry County College Trustee.

Vice Chairman Andrew Gasser announced that by-laws were being revised.

He also suggested people mark September 10th on their calendars.

That will be the main fundraiser for the County GOP.

He said that a national name was being sought as speaker.

Some chowing down on pizza and cake.

Some chowing down on pizza and cake.

Among those stopping in were McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller, Sheriff Bill Prim, County Board members John Jung, Michael Rein, Diane Evertsen, Chuck Wheeler, Nick Provenano, Tina Hill, Donna Kurtz, Sue Draffkorn and Joe Gottemoller.

A view from the VFW bar.

A view from the VFW bar.

Newly-elected McHenry County College Board members Karen Tirio and MIke Smith were in attendance.  Incumbent Chris Jenner was there, too.

Two newly-elected members of the McHenry County Board of School Trustees–Eric Dowd and Matt Meyer–were mixing with the crowd.

Wonder Lake's Bob Anderson was soliciting endorsements for the proposed township consolidation referendum and Bill Prim was renewing acquaintances.  I told Anderson I was waiting for a cost-benefit study showing how the consolidation proposal would save tax dollars.

Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson was soliciting endorsements for the proposed township consolidation referendum and Bill Prim was renewing acquaintances. I told Anderson I was waiting for a cost-benefit study showing how the consolidation proposal would save tax dollars.

I remember that Hebron Village Trustee Mark Shepherd, just re-elected, was talking with Precinct Committeemen from County Board District 6.

There were certainly others in office or just elected.  Perhaps people who know who I have left out will add them in the comment section.


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Republicans Celebrate Non-Partisan Victories in Woodstock — 10 Comments

  1. Donna Kurtz, Sue Draffkorn, Michael McCleary, Mickey Schuch, and Allen Skillcorn were there.

  2. Is this the same Republican Party which is pushing for the Consolidation of Townships?

    Pushing for BIGGER government?

    Pushing for larger groups of road workers to promote more public union membership?

    Pushing to put MORE power under the control of fewer people?

    One constant refrain from the group promoting this absurd idea is “Let the voters decide!”.

    In case you need to be reminded: The voters gave us what we have in the White House.

    The voters have given us Jack Franks for a lot more than his promised two terms.

    The voters gave us a State Constitution which GUARANTEES a minimum of a 3 percent annual increase in most public pensions (one of the root causes of this state’s financial rape of taxpayers).

    The voters in McHenry County gave us the Mental Health Board.

    The voters gave us the Special Tax to allow the ‘sprinkling’ of YOUR tax dollars to charities which work with Senior Citizens.

    The voters continue to approve Bonding issues which the taxpayers cannot afford.

    The voters continue to elect groups of people which support ill-advised TIF districts.

    I would expect a drive for consolidation from the Democrats but these people call themselves Republicans?

    HONEST Republicans support a government CLOSER to the people, not MEGA groups!

    The group is pushing to have this referendum conducted next March during the primary which will likely have low VOTER participation.

    2014 – 16.97 percent
    2010 – 17.98 percent
    2006 – 27.07 percent
    2002 – 25.87 percent

    In other words, it appears this party wants a distinct minority to determine how much your property tax will increase.

    Yet there is a glimmer of hope.

    We need more patriotic candidates like Paul Serwatka to run for office.

    We need to work to get the taxpayers back to the polls.

    However, if we continue to march to the tune of BIGGER government as promoted by Mr. Shorten and the more then 150 union members who filled the County Board room last week and the people who filled the Board room (organized by Donna Kurtz and others) to force the conduct of a re-vote on the wasteful spending of tax dollars on Healthcare Navigators, the outflow of wage earners from McHenry will continue.

  3. Knowledge voter your screen name should be “twisted truths”

    comparing local 150 boys to the Republican Leadership is like comparing fire and ice.

    Who are you?

    Paul Serwatka?

  4. Knowledge voter, some Republicans think township consolidation would be a good thing and others think it would be a bad thing.

    Others are reserving judgment until they get more information.

    To claim there is some majority consensus among Republicans just because the idea is out there is wrong.

    It’s not like this is the first time that there were differing opinions within the party.

    This is from the Preamble of the 2012 Platform of the Illinois Republican Party-

    “We are the party of the open door to those who share our principles, determined to strengthen the social, cultural, and political ties that bind us together and make our country the greatest force for good in the world. Steadfast in our commitment to our ideals, we recognize, as did Ronald Reagan, that members of our party can have deeply held, and sometimes differing, views. This diversity is a source of strength, not a sign of weakness, and so we welcome into our ranks all who may hold differing positions on issues but who will not compromise on our shared bedrock principles. We commit to resolve our differences with civility, trust, and mutual respect.”

  5. No, Mickey Schuch (Hypocrisy Police) “Knowledge Voter” is NOT Paul Serwatka.

    Paul Serwatka has no problem posting his thoughts and views on issues and deadbeat politicians under his real name.

    Perhaps if a few others from within the Republican Party lived by principles and had a bit of courage, they would do the same.

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