With television sets showing the Democratic National Convention at the upper reaches of the room, State Rep. candidate Steve Reick held a fundraiser at Corkscrew Pointe in McHenry Thursday night.
McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado was greeted by the candidate as she entered the back room where the reception was held.
Not only was the current GOP Chairman in attendance, but so were two previous ones–State Rep. Mike Tryon and former State Senator Jack Schaffer.
Tryon introduced Reick.
In doing so, Tryon said that he thought that Springfield was “more dysfunctional than it’s ever been.”
He told of meeting with Reick two years ago concluding that Reick would make a good state representative.
And, Tryon noted, the result of Reick’s election against Jack Franks, the incumbent “decided it was time to more onto something else.”
Reick said his role in Springfield would be to tell what’s important in McHenry County.
He said he was “going to do what was right.”
He pledged not “to come back home and tell folks what we were not able to do down there.”
Reick had three talking points:
- Fixing “the way we pay for schools.”
- Jobs – “We need to bring jobs back to Illinois and to this district.”
- State pension reform – “We need to find a separate way to pay for it.”
“This is a race we can win if we get out and work for it,” Reick concluded.