Previously, McHenry County Blog has written about the turnout for GOP McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally.
Now, let’s look at the other Republicans in Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade.
My first shot was of supporters of State Senator Pam Althoff.
State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn brought a big elephant.
Skillicorn’s supporters were wearing distinctive and quite visible shirts.
Karen and Joe Tirio were greeting folks wearing Joe’s “I won’t hire my wife.com” tee shirts.
Catching my attention next was County Board membrer Donna Kurtz and McHenry County College Board member Karen Tirio.
Lots of candy was in the back of one of the GOP parade pickup trucks.
While I saw no tee shirts for Hillary Clinton in the Democrats’ parade entry, I found one for Trump on the GOP side of the parking lot.
State Senator Dan McConchie, who represents the eastern part of Crystal Lake, was the first Republican candidate or official to come into view.
State Rep. Barb Wheeler’s banner came next. Wheeler represents the Crystal Lake area from the CL Country Club north.
Behind Wheeler’s advertising was Pam Althoff’s truck.
The back of Althoff’s truck showed her “Common Sense” theme.
Barb Wheeler must have been greeting so many people along the parade route that she fell behind her supporters.
McHenry County Board candidate Donna Kurtz came next.
Interrupting the Republicans was Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks’ entry.
Next came State Rep. Allen Skillicorn with his big elephant.
The candidate went from one side of Dole Avenue to the other greeting potential constituents.
The elephant loomed into view.
Next sighted were Joe Tirio for Recorder of Deeds tee shirts and Republican candidate for County Board Chairman Mike Walkup.
Separated from and behind the other Republican entries was that of McHenry County Board member Jeff Thorsen.
He was riding in the back of his vehicle, but his name was on the side.
Thorsen’s County Board running mate, John Reinert was marching with State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally’s contingent.