Here is what was delivered to my mailbox today:
It is a sample ballot from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee.
For the first time the Republican Party is officially endorsing candidates running in non-partisan races.
Apparently, the party has figured out that just trying to reduce taxes in local governments with partisan elections is not good enough.
The back of the mailing notes that 35% of one’s taxes will be determined by those elected to govern Crystal Lake High School District 155, McHenry County College and Algonquin Township.
For the McHenry County College Board those endorsed are
- Diane Evertsen
- David Schenk
The “FINAL FOUR” on the Crystal Lake High School ballot are endorsed:
- John Pletz
- Donna Kurtz
- Raphael Kamner
- Scott Vetter
Although there are four people with the word “Republican” after their names who are running for Algonquin Township Trustee, the local GOP is only endorsing one:
- Rachael Lawrence.
One can only guess that the endorsement/association/active support of the only Democrat on the ballot by the other three Republican candidates led to the decision for the Algonquin Township Republican Party to disassociate themselves from the other three.
- One GOP candidate has endorsed the Democrat.
- Another is putting up the Democrat’s signs.
- Another has put the word “progressive” on his yard sign.
- And three of the GOP candidates are on the same palm card with the Democrat.