An email from State Rep. Barb Wheeler:
This contentious primary season will soon be over.
As a reminder, early voting ends March 14 at 7pm and official voting day is March 15. Please do remember to vote.
But as this heightened primary season draws to an end, we are reminded that no matter who wins or loses, we all still live and raise our families in the same, close knit community. This has been one of the most interesting primaries I have experienced yet. The presidential race has certainly made it more entertaining. And unlike many of the other counties, we have a lot of local races.
In addition to one of the more fascinating “sign war” battles this year, we have also seen, without a doubt, far more mudslinging.
That’s disappointing, but not unusual.
We know politics is a full contact sport, but hopefully the name-calling will dissipate so that policy contrasts can be determined by voters.
Staying focused on the policy differences rather than engaging in personal attacks is the best way to stay above the fray.
It’s a lot easier to work together for the benefit of this community when we are able to get along AFTER the primary elections.
As candidates, we need to remember this; as supporters of candidates, we need to remind them of this.
March 15 is next week. The primary is officially over at 7 pm next Tuesday. Polls will then be closed.
Some candidates will win, but the truth is…more candidates will lose. It will be the time to celebrate and congratulate all who were a part of the process. Let’s share in the victories of our founding fathers and honor their efforts of bring a representative form of government to our country.
Remember: we are only half way there.
November is the “winner takes all” election. We need everyone working together to make a difference in this county, state, and country.
After all, “A house divided …”
Well, you know the rest.
Please join us at these celebratory events:
McHenry County GOP Election Night Party
Hosted by McHenry County GOP Chairwoman Sandra SalgadoMarch 15 beginning at 7pm
Marzano’s Wood Fire Grill
National and Local election results will be playing throughout the evening.
All are welcome.
Chairman Joe Gottemoller’s Election Night Event
March 15 beginning at 8pm
Georgio’s in Crystal Lake
Chairman Joe Gottemoller is hosting a open event for all candidates and supporters.
Looking forward to a positive November with all of our capable candidates!