Seems I missed posting this announcement of candidacy press release from McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler, so I’ll run it now.
[And, if you are a candidate and have not sent a press release about your candidacy, please do so.]
Wheeler Running for Re-Election
Charles “Chuck” Wheeler announced that he will be seeking re-election to the District 4 McHenry County Board in the upcoming primary election March of 2018.
Wheeler (R-Dist. 4) has worked tirelessly for the residents of his district in terms of constituency service and keeping his promise to lower taxes and increase transparency.
As a business owner himself, Wheeler has supported job creation in the County by bringing and keeping good paying jobs into McHenry County.
One of Mr. Wheeler notable accomplishments was keeping his 2014 campaign promise of reducing the amount that you pay to the County in property taxes.
He led the battle in the Finance Committee removing the Valley Hi levy from the budget.
With a $40 million balance Wheeler questioned the need for a levy that year and this equation is the way the current board is achieving the cut 10% reduction this year.
“While I consider Valley Hi to be a most valuable component of our community, I feel that we have to be considerate of all taxpayers in the community and keep taxes as low as possible.”
Chuck also led the battle to reducing long term standing eye-sores in the community namely the 2811 Mytang property.
Wheeler worked with the County Department of Community Development and the States Attorney’s office in getting this property condemned and eventually oversaw the actual demolition of this unsafe and unsightly property.
“It was a long slow process and the residents were patient but in the long run the desired result was achieved!”
Wheeler provides a balance on the board by voting against the patronage hires which were added to County roles during the holiday season.
Wheeler stated, “If we go down this road we will eventually be in the same rut as Chicago and downstate.
“Hiring has to be transparent and fair to all residents and existing employees of the County.
While this measure failed by a vote of 14 to 10, Wheeler stated that he wants to remain there to provide a balanced alternate view of things in the County.
Chuck Wheeler currently serves as Chairman of the Public Health and Human Services committee on the County Board and is a member of the Finance Committee and the Senior Services Grant Commission.
He lives in the City of McHenry and runs an Insurance Agency in McHenry as well.