The biggest political event of Friday was the Grand Opening of Steve Reick’s Campaign Headquarters for State Representative.
It is right around the corner from the office of the man he seeks to replace–Democrat Jack Franks.
I attended for the first part of the 4-7 opening.
Former State Senator and Metra Board member Jack Schaffer was there bright and early.
You may remember that Jack Franks picked a feud with Schaffer, calling for his resignation and getting interested in Metra about four months after Phil Pagano committed suicide in 2010 by stepping in front of a commuter train north of Crystal Lake.
Not coincidentally, that House floor attack came after Schaffer’s billboard company, Liberty Outdoor, posted a paid ad, which you can see below, down Route 47 from Franks’ office.
After the fight began, Schaffer’s billboard company posted the following for Reick two years ago:
I guess the lesson for politicians is similar to one that suggests one should not pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.
Two township GOP Chairman attended, Steve Rooney of McHenry Township and Andrew Gasser from Algonquin Township.
Reicke was interviewed by a newspaper reporter whom I did not recognize while he was cooking the brats.
Among local officials in attendance were Dorr Township Supervisor Robert Pierce, Hebron Township Trustee Mark Shepherd, McHenry County Board members Tina Hill, Diane Evertsen and Andrew Gasser.
I heard that there are openings for eight interns and met two who have already been selected–John O’Neill and Ryann Rooney.