Ives & Sanguinetti–Two 6th District GOP Congressional Candidates–in LITH Parade
The first indication of politics at the Lake in the Hills Labor Day Weekend was a young man passing out bags across from where I sat.
I switched to the long lens to try to discover what was printed on the bags.
Then, another young man handed me a bag.
When I saw it was congressional candidate Jeanne Ives, I asked to take a photo of him and the bags.
So, Ives had campaigners walking the parade route from finish to start, leaving something to re-enforce her name identification.
In the 2014 Indenpendence Day Parade in Crystal Lake gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and Congresman Randy Hultgren walked toward the beginning of the parade, but on that hot day nothing was being handed out.
The parade began with the Lake in the Hills American Legion Color Guard.
The first politicians to appear were Lake in the Hills officials.
I hurried around their pickup truck to capture those facing in the opposition direction. Unfortunately, the sun was behind them, so their images are only fair.
The next evidence of government were the fire engines.
Next, came a large contingent suppporting appointed Circuit Court Judge Mark Gerhardt’s candidacy for election to a six-year term.
Gehardt is running in what is referred to as a “subdistrict.” It covers most of Crystal Lake and Lake in the Hills.
That legislation was sponsored by Jack Franks when he was State Representative in order to make it easier for Democrats to win.
The real reason kids like parade is the candy.
The next tax supported entry was the Algonquin Area Library District.
Behind it van were supporters pushing book carts.
Sixth District Republican congressional candidate Jeanne Ives’ entry was the next one that caught my attention.
Behind the banner, windblown candidate Jeanne Ives appeared.
Since the candidate distracted me, here’s a shot of her contingent from behind for those who want to count the number of her supporters at the parade.
The next poliltical entry was that of 6th District GOP aspirant Evelyn Sanguinetti.
Sanguinetti repeated her performance at the Algonquin Parade shouting good things about being an American to those on the sidelines.
Her group of supporters can be seen following her.
District 6 McHenry County Board member Paula Yensen was in the parade driven by her husband immediate past Chair of the Democratic Party, Mike Bissett.
Besides a Lake in the Hills village bus and a Flood Brothers street sweeper from that was the end of the parade.
Although the place I was watching the parade was in the 14th congressional district, no candidates from that far-flung district was in the parade.
Lake in the Hills is located in both the 6th and the 14th congressional districts.
And, although this is Labor Day Weekend, again there was not entry from any labor organization.