Here’s what State Senator Craig Wilcox has to say about Mike Buehler:
ILLINOIS SENATOR COL. CRAIG WILCOX ENDORSES MIKE BUEHLER FOR COUNTY CHAIR
McHENRY, IL – IL Sen. Col. Craig Wilcox has endorsed Mike Buehler for McHenry County Board Chairman.
“Electing Mike Buehler Board Chairman is the first step in restoring confidence in good government here in McHenry County,” said Wilcox, who has served as the Illinois Senator representing the 32nd District since 2018.
Wilcox represented the 4th District on the County Board from 2016 to 2018.
In that position, he saw firsthand how the current board chairman used power to reward those who went along and to punish those who did not toe the line, “Like the time Chairman Franks asked the Sheriff and States Attorney representatives to arrest Board Members Jeff Thorsen and myself for remaining after a cancelled Special Session to talk to residents.
“We were completely in compliance with Open Meetings Act rules.
“Apparently, the Chairman didn’t understand that, so he attempted to influence our actions with threats of arrests.
“This was all captured on video for anyone who wants to verify the story.
“We do not need politicians who work to consolidate power into their position.”
Buehler is a successful businessman running D&M Scales with his twin brother Tim for 25 years.
This is his first venture into politics.
Buehler’s business experience is expected to serve him well as chairman of the board, particularly Buehler’s ability to foster a positive atmosphere that supports teamwork and efficiency.