An article summarizing the upsets in the Republican Primary Election ran in the Northwest Herald today.
Written by Kevin Craver, its headline is
Fighting the Status Quo, County voters send establishment a message in Illinois primary
Featured on the front page of the tabloid is a photo of McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate Joe Tirio.
He is standing in front of the County’s Administrative Building where his office will be located, assuming he wins the General Election.
The Democrats have no candidate for Recorder of Deeds yet, but could caucus in a candidate, that is, authorize one to collect signatures to still get on the ballot.
That seems unlikely since Tirio’s main campaign platform plank involves getting a referendum on the ballot to abolish his office.
Should such a referendum pass, the duties of the office would end up under the County Clerk’s Office.
Mary McClellan is currently County Clerk, but her term expires in 2018.
One page three, where the story ran, a photo of newly-nominated District 4 Republican County Board candidate Craig Wilcox is shown.
The headline there is
VOTERS DELIVER MESSAGE
Anti-establishment faction on the McHenry County Board poised to grow
Wilcox’ photo shows up in the Google reference to the story.
Click on the name of the story and read the whole thing:
Mentioned in the article are the County Board primary loses of long-time incumbents Sue Draffkorn (beaten by Wilcox and Kay Bates in District 4) and Anna May Miller, defeated in District 1 by former McHenry County College Board member Tom Wilbeck.
Unmentioned, but an insurgent County Board member, is Andy Snarski, who won the District 5 nomination for the seat vacated by Tina Hill in her losing quest to be Recorder of Deeds.
He came in second after incumbent Mike Skala.
The almost final vote was
- Mike Skala – 3,943
- Andy Snarski – 3,014
- Joseph Calomino – 2,820
For unknown reasons, the overwhelming victory of McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally is not mentioned in the story.
The, again, almost final vote tally was
- Patrick Kenneally – 30,733
- Dan Regna – 15,925