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.