80 Attend Algonquin Township GOP Fundraiser

A Friend of McHenry County Blog who attended last Thursday night’s Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee in Algonquin sent in the following description of the event, plus photos.

Part of the crowd of 80 who attended the Algonquin Township Republican Party fundraiser last Thursday night.

Part of the crowd of 80 who attended the Algonquin Township Republican Party fundraiser last Thursday night.

The Algonquin Township Republicans hosted a well-attended “Red Carpet Gala” Fundraiser at the Savour in Downtown Algonquin on January 28th.

Township Party Chairman Chris Yaeger and Precinct Committeeman Christina Myers pose with Sheriff Bill Prim.

Township Party Chairman Chris Yaeger and Precinct Committeeman Christina Myers pose with Sheriff Bill Prim.

It was organized by Chris Yaeger, Chairman of Algonquin Township, and Christina Myers, Precinct Committeeman in Algonquin.

Congressman Peter Roskam addresses the group. McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi and State Senate candidate Dan McConchie can also be seen.

Congressman Peter Roskam addresses the group. McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and State Senate candidate Dan McConchie can also be seen.

It was a packed house with about 80 people in attendance.

Judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras addressed those gathered in Algonquin.

Judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras addressed those gathered in Algonquin.

Chris Yaeger, the Chairman of the Algonquin Township Republicans, reported that the fundraiser raised just over $6,400.

State Senate candidate Dan McConchie also spoke.

State Senate candidate Dan McConchie also spoke. Lou Bianchi and Christina Myers are in the background.

He stated that this money will be vital in helping the Precinct Committeemen send endorsement letters to the 8,674 Republican households in Algonquin Township.

Former Congressman and now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh was another featured speaker.

Former Congressman and now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh was another featured speaker.

In total, there were 20 sponsors and the event was attended by many of McHenry County’s leaders including:

  • State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi
  • Sheriff Bill Prim
  • County GOP Chairman Sandra Salgado
  • State’s Attorney candidate Pat Kenneally
  • Coroner Anne Majewski

The scheduled speakers included Demetri Tsilimigras, Candidate for McHenry County Circuit Court Judge, Daniel McConchie, Candidate for State Senate, 26th District, and Former Congressman Joe Walsh.

State Senate candidate Martin McLaughlin also attended

There was a surprise guest speaker – Congressman Peter Roskam who decided last minute to attend.

Roskam discussed his experiences with Hillary Clinton while servicing on the Select Committee on Benghazi.

Lou Anne Majewski, a long-time Precinct Committeeman from Barrington Hills imparted her wisdom to table mates.

Lou Anne Majewski, a long-time Precinct Committeeman from Barrington Hills imparted her wisdom to her daughter Coroner Anne Majewski and Grafton Township Precinct Committeeman candidate Shannon Teresi.

He pled with the attendees to do all they can to make sure that the next President of the United States is a Republican.

Martin McLaughlin, running for State Senate, also was in attendance.

Martin McLaughlin, running for State Senate, also was in attendance. Here he poses with McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado and his Precinct Committeeman in Barrington Hills, Lou Anne Majewski.

The event included a Republican backdrop where attendees were able to take pictures.

Attendees stayed until well after 9 PM – the event’s official end time.


Comments

80 Attend Algonquin Township GOP Fundraiser — 8 Comments

  1. Also present was McHenry County resident and Il Senate Candidate Martin M. McLaughlin.

    While not invited by the event organizers to publicly speak at this event or photograghed in this blog, Marty is running for IL State Senate against Lake County resident and lobbyist Dan McConchie as well as Lake County resident and Mettawa Village President, Casey Urlacher.

    While not a “Walsh Freedom Walker”, Marty is a Pension expert and current President of Village of Barrington Hills (Algonquin Township).

    In 3 years Marty has reduced costs of VBH government by more than 1 Million Dollars on an 8.2 Million Dollar budget, includiing reduction in pension contribution, and has rid VBH government of the corruption, waste and mismanagement which plagued VBH in recent years.

    Marty has done all of this while increasing morale of police department, municipal employees, volunteers and residents.

    Marty has shown VBH residents through his actions as Village President that a single politician with proper skill-set can make a difference to the people he as elected to serve.

    Marty brings the best of what VBH and Algonquin Township has to offer. . .

  2. That venue is gorgeous.

    A refreshing change from the “New Jersey, circa 1995” decor of D’Andrea.

  3. Send Marty McLaughlin’s photo at the event and I’ll post it.

  4. Interesting that the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee attempted to exclude State Senate Candidate Martin McLaughlin from this event, to the extent of not providing an invitation to him or even a photo of him at the event.

    Chris and Christina were part of the group that fought to break the chokehold a previous administration had on this organization and, once successful, apparently are placing their own chokeholds on participation by candidates not approved or supported by them and their cronies.

    Business as usual in McHenry County?

    I’m sorry to conclude that you have become what you fought so hard to change.

    Your organization should be an open forum to all seeking office as Republicans!

  5. Jonathan – I personally discussed this with Mr. McLaughlin on the evening of the event.

    Mr. McLaughlin (unlike yourself) was understanding and held no ill will.

    And – I don’t think Mr. McLaughlin would hold back.

    He is a pretty straight forward guy.

    This wasn’t a candidate’s forum.

    The League of Women Voters have done those.

    He was invited and recognized at the event.

    In fact, I encouraged Mr. McLaughlin to use the GOP Headquarters and our FB page to get his information out to voters.

    You will notice many of McLaughlin’s posts on the FB site.

    Our job that evening was to raise money for the Algonquin Township Republican Party and bring some new fresh faces into the fold.

    We accomplished both of those goals that night.

  6. John Knight and Dave Stieper, this was not a malicious act and I too had an conversation with Marty at the event.

    He was understanding and requested that we recognize that he was in attendance, which we did.

    In addition to that, none of the candidates who were speaking gave their stump speeches about why people should vote for them.

    I’m sorry I wasn’t able to put together an event as well as the one you had thrown.

    Maybe I could learn from your extensive experience in throwing events, which event was it that I should look to again!

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