Yvonne Barnes Wins County Board Seat with Less than $5,000, Tom Wilbeck Spends $6,285

Yvonne Barnes

Tom Wilbeck

Financial reports have been filed by District 1 County Board candidates and the top vote-getter spent less than $5,000.

That’s the “magic number” under which a candidate does not have reveal how much money was raised and spent.

Spending less than $5,000, incumbent McHenry County Board member Yvonne Barnes did not have to filed a report with the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Newcomer to District 1, former McHenry County College Board member Tom Wilbeck spent $6,285 in his second place win.

The election results showed convincing victories for the two Republicans:

  • Yvonne Barnes – 12,065
  • Tom Wilbeck –  11,303
  • Kerri Barber – 8,570
  • Kathryn Potter – 8,195

Barber’s big contributions came from a union and a member of the McHenry county Board of Review :

  • McHenry County Building Trades – $250
  • Mark Ruda, Fox River Grove – $200

Potter spent $1,988 in the last half of the year on her campaign.

She raised $1,788 during that same time period.

Most came from two unions:

  • McHenry County Building Trades Council – 500
  • Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Political Action Fund – $250

Her only other contribution big enough to require reporting was $193.90 from Mark Ruda of Fox River Grove.  He is a Chicago lawyer.


Yvonne Barnes Wins County Board Seat with Less than $5,000, Tom Wilbeck Spends $6,285 — 3 Comments

  1. I am also grateful for these two on the board!

    Was able to make the county board meeting last night which is a rare occurrence for me.

    Miss Barnes was working it LIKE A BOSS!

    I’m also grateful to the others who clearly demonstrated the importance of:

    *knowing the rules and
    *having respect for and adhering to the process.

    Those willing to commit to meaningful actions that will turn things around for our county’s over taxed citizens shall earn true respect of voters.

    May they be elected repeatedly as long as they choose to continue.

    Thank you to those that suggested making the Resolution to only raising tax thru a referendum BINDING.

    That’s the only way we’ll see a turn around.

    God Bless them.

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