Democrats have gotten a lot of publicity in running County Board and countywide candidates for office.
And replacing them when their first choices dropped out.
McHenry has one of five pretty much “must appear” parades.
The only Democrat with a presence was State Rep. Jack Franks.
But the Hillary Clinton Democratic National Committee Delegate did not appear.
He sent his wife and supporters to hand out frozen treats–a really good idea on last Sunday because of the heat.
Missing were the Democrats two countywide candidates:
- Ray Flavin, slated for State’s Attorney at a secret meeting to run in place of previously slated Jim Harrison, who is cared for his pretty ill mother
- Lynn Gray, approved by local Democrats to run for Recorder of Deeds
John Bartman, the newly-designated candidate to run for State Representative was also not in the parade.
There were two candidates for McHenry County Board on the ballot last Sunday:
- Robert Rosenberg
- Andrew Breen
Neither had a presence in the parade.
Since then Breen has withdrawn his candidacy.
The only Republican candidate not at the McHenry parade was State Rep. Barb Wheeler.
She was at a family event.
She has no Democratic Party opponent.