The petitions of four Republican Precinct Committeemen candidates were challenged as having insufficient valid signatures.
Only ten people registered in a precinct need to sign a petition to get a person on the ballot for Precinct Committeeman.
Previously, Erik Sivertsen’s petition was published. Find it here.
Sivertsen, a McHenry Grade School Board member, was being challenged by McHenry Township’s former Road Commissioner, Leon Van Every to be Republican Precinct Committeeman in McHenry 29.
Van Every gathered sixteen signatures, but only five were determined by the McHenry County Electoral Board to be good.
Joseph Ziemann challenged the petition of Michael Collins. Both wanted to be the GOP Precinct Committeeman in McHenry 5.
Walter Tynis successfully challenged the petition of Robert Gray. (Karen Tynis is currently the GOP Precinct Committeeman in Nunda 16.)
Lisa Keller challenged the petition of BJ Barrett Irwin.
All four candidates whose petitions were challenged will be thrown off the ballot once the official paperwork is completed.
The four challengers were represented by attorney Robert Hanlon.