Flirtation with 14th District Congressional Race Costs Allen Skillicorn a Primary Challenge from Previous Opponent Carolyn Schofield

Here’s the press release from McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield:

Schofield Running for State Representative

McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield of Crystal Lake has announced she will run for the Illinois 66th House District seat in the 2020 primary election.

Carolyn Schofield

Schofield, who also serves on the executive board of directors for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), said residents of the 66th District deserve better representation than they have received over the last three years.

“The people of the 66th District have had three years of failed leadership by Allen Skillicorn and it’s time for a change,” said Schofield.

“While other House Republicans have been able to get bills signed into law that directly benefit their constituents, our current Representative has burnt bridges and become completely ineffective.

“He’s done nothing to build relationships that provide a foundation for personal legislative success.

“As a result, during his three years in office he still has not written even one bill* that he’s been able to carry through the entire legislative process.

“The people of the 66th District deserve a representative who is committed to working collaboratively to deliver real, sustainable results for McHenry and Kane Counties.”

Schofield said Skillicorn’s recent suggestion that he may run for Congress instead of the Illinois House is a clear indicator that the people of the 66th House District may no longer be his top priority.

“He won’t say which office he’s running for in 2020,” Schofield said.

“While he wallows in a state of indecision, I stand committed to serving the people of the 66th District where reforms have the greatest financial impact— at the state level. High property taxes and pension debt are the biggest issue here, and those problems are solved at the state level, not in Congress.”

Schofield said she decided to run for the 66th District seat after being approached by several community leaders who felt new state-level leadership was in order.

“Successful legislators build relationships, establish trust, and respect their colleagues- even when their opinions on issues clash,” Schofield said.

“We don’t have that in the 66th District. Instead, we have an individual who refuses to work with local municipalities on their issues, and rails against not just Democrats, but also members from his own caucus.

“We don’t need an obstructionist who believes the key to success is widening the political divide.

“That strategy does nothing to bring taxpayer dollars back to McHenry and Kane Counties.”

Schofield said she will leverage her reputation as a consensus-builder to bring change and reform to Illinois.

“Consensus on key issues in Springfield is possible when we find common ground and work together on solutions,” Schofield added.

“Only then can we make real progress in addressing the state’s financial problems, improve the jobs climate, and solve the pension crisis.

“Most importantly, since Republicans work from a position of super-minority, only when we work together will we be able to provide real and sustaining property tax relief for Illinoisans.”

Prior to being elected to the McHenry County Board in 2012, Schofield served on the Crystal Lake City Council from 2009-2012 and on the Crystal Lake Planning & Zoning Committee for ten years, from 1999-2009.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in General Engineering with an Environmental Quality Specialization from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

*  HB 3033 from 100th GA was originally filed by State Rep. Tim Butler on 2/9/17 and handed to Skillicorn on 3/30/17.

SB 1483 from 100th GA was filed by Senator Pamela Althoff and Skillicorn assumed House sponsorship when it arrived in the House.

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Below is an almost complete look at the 2016 GOP Primary Election results (it looks as if one or two precincts are missing):

The Paul is Serwatka, who official withdrew before election day, but still got votes. Dan is Wilbrandt, Allen is Skillicorn, Carolyn is Skillicorn.

Below are the official results, as recorded by the Illinois State Board of Elections. Serwatka’s votes are not shown.


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Flirtation with 14th District Congressional Race Costs Allen Skillicorn a Primary Challenge from Previous Opponent Carolyn Schofield — 12 Comments

  1. Given the IL-14 flirtation contributed to this primary challenge, Skillicorn may want to go to his campaign website and delete all of his blog posts that have to do with IL-14.

    Those posts, many from this year, now sends the wrong message and helps Schofield prove her point.

    He has already, wisely removed hashtag IL14 from his Twitter page.

  2. Once again, I can’t imagine a single person voting for her, even herself.

  3. I’ll be the first to say that Schofields abilities are second to none – when it comes to handing out gatorade at the CL kid’s soccer games…

    But, when it comes to reforming Illinois and resolving the property tax and pension crises she so disingenuously mentions – she can, and will, only add to Illinois problems!

    But the same folks who elected Underwood, Casten and Pritzker just may elect this empty pantsuit soccer mom, as well!

  4. Skillicorn’s ‘failed leadership’ is her reason for running?

    Where has he failed?

    She’s the one who pockets all the pennies out of the ‘give a penny take a penny’ box at the CD dry cleaners on Northwest Hgwy (CL) … then looks around to see if anybody saw her.

    Yes, I did see Carolyn.

  5. Isn’t it great how the state board of elections is changing official election results retroactively?

    It’s a reminder that we need to be vigilant against Russia.

    Did you know Russia is trying to undermine our faith in our government?

  6. Since Serwatka withdrew too late for his name to be taken off the ballot, I guess the State Board concluded his votes didn’t count.

  7. “Schofield said she decided to run for the 66th District seat after being approached by several community leaders who felt new state-level leadership was in order.”

    Who are these idiots that convinced her to run, she won’t even use there names.

    “Schofield said she will leverage her reputation as a consensus-builder to bring change and reform to Illinois.”

    Consensus builder?

    Really, how so?

    That is political speak for, go along to get along.

    Do we need more of this kind of thinking?

    We need more people that can think out of the box and for themselves.

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