A press release from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado:
County Board Vacancy District 1
The McHenry County Republican Party is excited to announce our two candidate nominees for the County Board vacancy in District 1.
Mr. Gasser served the citizens of McHenry County with Republican integrity and values and his service to the public in this role has been greatly appreciated.
McHenry County Republicans look forward to seeing Mr. Gasser bring those same virtues to his new role in Algonquin Township with much success.
After the McHenry County Republican Central Committee interviewed several candidates who expressed interest in filing the position of McHenry County Board member in District 1.
We are bringing forward David Stieper and Ralph Sesso to the McHenry County Board Chairman for consideration and anticipate the appointment of one of these excellent candidates at the June 2017 McHenry County Board meeting.
Each of these individuals will represent the same conservative values as outgoing Board member Andrew Gasser and will serve as leaders within the Republican Party.
Both Mr. Stieper and Mr. Sesso have strong business background and will work with the County Board and County Board Chairman to reduce the size of government, be good stewards of tax payer dollars and be active members within the McHenry County Republican Party.
We look forward to the Chairman of the County Board bringing forth one of these gentlemen at the June board meeting for appointment as there is a need to give this district full representation in a timely fashion.
McHenry County Residents in District 1 deserve to have the Republican nominee seated to begin work on their behalf as soon as possible.
Below is information on both Republican Party nominees:
Ralph founded Redwood Partners in 1998 after personally participating in over 150 mutual to stock conversions. He has been an active investor in financial institutions for over 20 years.
He is the editor of UP Your ROE, a book he compiled with the help of 9 subject matter experts on how banks can improve their equity.
Mr. Sesso has his extensive business experience having founded a variety of real estate ventures and businesses beginning in 1976.
Through the interviewing of hundreds of bank executives over a period of 17 years Ralph has developed a unique understanding of banks and thrifts.
Mr. Sesso holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Illinois University, a CFP and advises several family offices on both financial institutions and complex financial matters.
Since 2014, David served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Barrington Hills. From 2005 through 2011, he served on the Plan Commission for the Village of Barrington Hills.
From 2009-2011 he was Chairman of the Barrington Hills Plan Commission.
As a Plan Commission member he updated the Village’s Comprehensive Plan and instituted various new procedures and standards for applications of subdivision and development.
Currently, he is active in assisting the update and overhaul of the Village’s zoning code.
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Stieper also ran in the Republican Primary Election for County Board in 2014.
He had what I thought was the best mailing of the year:
Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller has expressed his desired to replace Gasser, sending a letter and resume to those who have the final say, the 23 members of the McHenry County Board.
Board Chairman Jack Franks, who has attended the Miller wine and cheese fundraiser numerous times has been thought to want to offer Miller as his nominee to replace Gasser