Here is the letter that I am taking to residents of my precinct:
Republican Precinct Committeeman
Home with the tree house on Lake Ave.
It’s time to look at who is running for office and figure out who is most likely to help our bottom line.
Craig Wilcox is running for the State Senate, having been appointed to the office after Pam Althoff resigned to run for County Board in the McHenry area.
Wilcox was a stellar watchdog on the McHenry County Board before resigning to take her State Senate seat. For one small example, he focused like a laser on the two improperly hired patronage employees hired by Jack Franks. Regardless of the subject, he could be counted upon to be prepared and be on the side of the taxpayer.
Wilcox is running against the 4th worst Township Assessor in McHenry County, Mary Mahady. Her assessments in McHenry Township are just as likely to be 19% too high as 19% too low as correct. Half are within 19% of the mid-point of all assessment percentages, while the rest are higher or lower.
State Rep. to replace retiring Barb Wheeler is Lake County Board member Tom Weber. Weber found a $1.3 million surplus in the Lake County Forest Preserve bank account and was instrumental in getting it
returned to the taxpayers.
Running for state office, the Republican star is Attorney General candidate Erika Herald. In Woodstock, she showed herself to be one tough and resilient person. Her primary focus will be on corruption, a subject the current AG ignores.
No one is going to tell Erika Herald what to do. (What a change from having Mike Madigan’s daughter in the office.)
For Governor, we have all seen many more TV ads that we would have liked to.
There is one issue that has not been mentioned. That’s the drawing of legislative and congressional district boundaries.
With Democrats in control of the General Assembly and the Governor’s Office, Mike Madigan cut Crystal Lake into THREE State Senate and THREE State Rep. Districts. Even the candidates don’t seem to know where their district lines are.
Country Club additions is in TWO congressional districts. The east side
is now represented by Peter Roskam; the west by Randy Hultgren.
That is the reason I am going to vote for Governor Bruce Rauner, besides the probability that the Democrats will pass a graduated state income tax that will probably negatively affect a lot of us in our neighborhood.
For Congress, we have to decide whether we want Nancy Pelosi to be House Speaker again. I don’t.
How can we forget her comment about the Obamacare bill:
“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
I served with Peter Roskam in the Illinois House of Representatives in the 1990’s and
found him to be a reasonable conservative whom I support for re-election.
County Recorder Joe Tirio will make an outstanding County Clerk. His opponent calibrates machines in a Woodstock manufacturing plant.
For County Board, Josh Howell, now on the Cary Grade School Board, helped save his taxpayers $4.7 million.
His running mate is former County Board member Carolyn Schofield, who led the Township Consolidation Task Force.
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If you are a Republican or a Democratic Precinct Committeeman and would like to share your precinct letter, email it to me. (The email address is on the left hand side of the screen.)