The upset victory of McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser over incumbent Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller was featured on the bottom of the Chicago Tribune’s front page on Monday.
Reporter Robert McCoppin noted, “His victory represents a backlash against traditional politics at the most local level, in an election cycle also marked by the victory of President Donald Trump, an outsider at the highest level of government.”
The internet headline quote pulled from the story was in this paragraph:
“I won because voters said no to nepotism,” Gasser said. After his victory shocked political insiders, Gasser said, “Now everybody’s freaking out.”
The best quotes came from former State Rep. and McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon, who supported Miller’
“We’re seeing a redefining of the political system for both Democrats and Republicans,” he said. “There’s a huge split among voters. It’s a dynamic I haven’t seen. You’re in for an era of unhappy voters.”
Miller reveals in the article that he had resigned as President of the Township Officials of Illinois after his loss and that his wife Anna May will retire when he leaves office.
You can read the article here.