A new venue was in play for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s fall fundraiser.
It was at the Lincoln Farmstead, north of Huntley and south of Route 176.
We arrived late and were writing out the check as Kenneally was thanking those from his office and others who attended.
The news of the night was that the 6th Congressional District has a third candidate in the Republican Primary election.
He’s Dr. Jay Kinzler.
This is not the first time Kinzler has run.
He challenged U.S. Representative Peter Roskam four years ago, losing 2-1.
So, now there are three candidates:
- Jeanne Ives
- Evelyn Sanguinetti
- Jay Kinzler
Other candidates like appointed Judge David Gervais were seen passing petitions.
Cary Fire Protection District Trustee Mark Guerra introduced Angela Byrnes as “my candidate for Coroner.”
Former McHenry County Board member Michael Rein was passing petitions for the same office.
There was one candidate I saw–Jim Marter–who is running in the 14th Congressional District.
Opponent Jim Oberweis also had a woman passing petitions for his candidacy.
Four members of the County Board let me know they are running for re-election:
- John Reinert
- Jim Kearns
- Tom Wilbeck
- Jeff Thorsen
Other County Board members seen were Lori Parrish and Joe Gottemoller.
Wilbeck was squiring around Barrington Hills Village President Marty McLaughlin.
When State Rep. David McSweeney announced he was not running for re-election, he said he hoped that McLaughlin would run for State Representative.
In 2016, there was a three-way contest for the GOP Senate nomination:
- Dan McConchie- 36.6%
- Casey Urlacher – 32.8%
- Marty McLaughin – 30.6%
Out on a balconey of the big barn, State’s Attorney Kenneally was holding court.
The only other municipal official I noticed was Cary Village President Mark Kownick.