Some of the Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade have been covered in the article about the incumbents that rode in the dignitary part of the event.
One, newly-appointed State Senator Dan McConchie, probably was in that parade element.
But since I didn’t put him in that article, here he is:
The next Republican was Don Brewer. He ran for State Senate in the Republican Primary Election when I ran for State Representative in 1992. This year he was driving the Algonquin Rotary entry.
It was a long time before the next entrant that had a Republican tinge.
I guess one could say that the Election Judge recruitment trailer of Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham had such a tinge, because he is a Republican, but it was really non-partisan.
After the entry from “state” came one from “church”–Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Algonquin.
Next came the Republicans.
The blue line flag carried by Chris Covelli is the symbol is to honor law enforcement and fallen law enforcement.
The blue line represents law enforcement (in the middle) protecting the community (on the top) from evil (on the bottom).
“We as the Algonquin Township Republicans honor our law enforcement here in McHenry Co and across our great Nation!” explained Covelli to me in an email after the parade.
And what does the sign say?
The Algonquin Township Republican banner came next.
It re-enforced the anti-nepotism message.
Walking next to the crowd pushing a stroller was Republican State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally.
Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Andrew Gasser was passing out candy.
The next candidate seen was Mike Walkup, running for McHenry County Board Chairman.
Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery had liquid sugar in his hands.
For reasons unknown the Algonquin Founders Day Committee does not allow signs for candidates in its parade.
Note that the sign on the truck for Micheal Walkup does not mention that he is a candidate for Chairman of the County Board. It is from a previous campaign for County Board, which he won.
At the end of the parade were a couple carrying more signs.
And, then, came a surprise.
State Senator Dan McConchie, seen previously riding in a convertible, rolled across the bridge in his wheelchair.
His banner got a second showing.
Handing out sweets was Algonquin Township Trustee Melissa Sanchez.
Below is a picture of those Republicans who gathered before the parade at Glen Swanson’s home.
And, here is the contingent for State Senator Dan McConchie, who gathered separately:
After some really neat race boats came the Democrats. They will appear another day.