Paul Caprio’s Family PAC cruise is my favorite fundraiser.
It’s not just the chance to meet with conservatives from around the state.
It’s the views from the boat.
Those two reasons are why I have attended 24 of the 25 years of its existence.
Each year it is a combination of a trip down the Chicago River and on Lake Michigan.
When we reached Trump Tower I had to lean out from the bottom deck to get a photo. I was talking to DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogran about the stunning resignation of State Rep. Ron Standack.
Grogan is the township GOP Chairman in the area and will have influence in the naming of a replacement.
He said that the favorite was College of DuPage Vice Chairman–named to replace the Board’s President when she inexplicably resigned after her faction won control–David Olsen.
Olsen walked Downers Grove three times in order to win a seat on its city council.
I observed that he was following in the footsteps of Congressmen Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren, who was an honored as “Congressman of the Year” at the event.
Sandack does have a connection with McHenry County, having attended McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz’ fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in 2013.
Got to chat with former House colleagues Bob Biggins and Penny Pullen.
There’s more, but it will have to come later.