It wasn’t because he wasn’t willing to run.
It was because he lived on the wrong side of the street of the McHenry County Board District 4 boundary line.
Patrick Arnold filed his withdrawal papers on Monday.
The Democrats found no District 4 County Board candidate willing to run in the March Primary Election.
They slated two in a secret Caucus.
Then, the first night of the Democratic Party National Convention, Andrew Breen announced his withdrawal.
He was replaced by Patrick Arnold at a secret meeting held in Richmond.
In District 6, Allison A. Barnard withdrew because she moved out of Marengo.
No meeting to slate a replacement for Arnold is posted on the Democrats’ web site.
Running on the Republican ticket are newcomers Craig Wilcox and Kay Bates.