Only one candidate filed for the Republican Primary Election in both McHenry County Board Districts 1 and 5.
District 1 is the southeasternmost constituencies and District 5 runs from Woodstock south to the Kane County line, covering much of Huntley and Lake in the Hills.
Candidates can still be nominated via the write-in vote method by January 16th.
Prospects have to file a document with the County Clerk stating their intention to run as a write-in candidate.
Then, candidats must get at least the same number of write-in votes as they wouldhave had to have gotten valid signatures on a petition, had they gone that route.
In District 1 for Republicans, that number is 57.
In District 5 for Republicans, that number is 41.
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Having seen the effort that former congressional hopeful Danny Malauf exerted, I can’t help but think that he would make a formidable candidate to take on Democrat Pauls Yensen in District 5.