State Rep. Allen Skillicorn held his second petition passing party at Crystal Lake’s Nick’s Pizza Thursday night.
Acting as emcee after giving his reasons for re-election, the East Dundee man introduced candidates for short speeches.
Skillicorn has no announced opponent in either the primary or the general election.
Both Craig Wilcox and John Reinert made pitches.
Reinert emphasized his deep roots in McHenry County.
Wilcox asked that party activists compare his voting record on the County Board with Reiner’s before selecting a candidate to support.
Skillicorn pointed out that after the election, one would remain on the County Board and the other serve in the State Senate, adding that all had to remain friends.
Among other candidates was McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio, who is running for County Clerk.
Demetri Tsilimigras made his intentions to run for Circuit Court Judge against appointed incumbent Robert Wilbrandt and McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan.
This time he has added “Pete” to his ballot name.
With Judge Michael Caldwell retiring, there may be another countywide judgeship opening up.
That would make three candidates for two slots and it is impossible to predict which candidates would run for which opening.
People were passing petitions for Sheriff Bill Prim as the candidate for re-election mingled.
District 6 County Board candidate Orv Brettman told of his background beginning with being elected the second youngest Illinois mayor in 1977.
He told the audience that his Village of Carpentersville was the second municipality in the nation to enact a developer impact fee ordinance, right after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Naperville’s to be constitutional.
He also said that supporters did not have to worry about term limits with him because of his age.
Arriving toward the end of the event was Lake County Board member Tom Weber.
He is running for State Representative in retiring Barb Wheeler’s district.
Weber related how he had beaten an incumbent and found many problems he had identified could not be resolved at the local level.
After Weber spoke, Skillicorn offered high praise.