Today you see an invitation to a mid-Day Algonquin Township Trustee candidate Rachael Lawrence’s Inauguration Day fund raiser at Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant in Crystal Lake.
If you are running for office in McHenry County, you are welcome to send similar information, as well as announcements of your candidacy.
What I am trying to do on McHenry County Blog is allow candidates to speak directly to potential constituents.
If you send a press release, I will do my best to post it.
Back when I started in politics (1966), newspapers had so much space to fill that they would print press releases from candidates.
Now candidates are lucky if there is one article on the contest in their local government.
The more prominent governments might see candidate profiles published.
So, what about the smaller governments?
This is a place where you can receive some coverage without getting a friend to write a letter to a newspaper editor.
Since there are scores, if not hundreds, of you candidates and only one of me, there may be a delay in publication, so I would suggest sending information early.
The one thing I can tell you is that once something is posted on McHenry County Blog Google and other search engines index it.
When people search for your name, they will be able to find what you have sent.