Remember how disappointed with the McHenry County League of Women Voters I was when the group’s question screeners refused to ask the jobs any of the six state senate candidates would hold in addition to their State Senate seat, if elected?
To the rescue Monday came Northwest Herald Editor Jon Styf.
The best she could do was to say, “Probably not.”
At the January 11th meeting of the McHenry Township Board, Trustee Bob Anderson asked,
“You’re running for State Senator. Do you plan to resign from your position as Assessor?”
Mahady’s reply: “As you know, it is permissible to hold both offices,” she said pointing to a 21-year Fremont Township Assessor who served as State Representative for fourteen years.
“It is possible to do it, but, obviously, we have to see how the election turns out…So, I’m not willing to let it be turned over to, to have someone appointed by this Board, quite honestly.”
Bill Cunningham interjected, “So, you don’t plan on resigning?”
Mahady replied, “If elected to serve as Senator, I will fulfill my duties as Assessor until the next election when the residents of the Township get to decide who they want to be their next Assessor.”
Democrat Mahady is running against recently appointed Republican State Senator Craig Wilcox.