In the past, Republicans in the largest townships in McHenry County have typically held primary elections to select their candidates for the April election.
The exception was McHenry Township last time around, which held a caucus after which the GOP-nominated candidates for Supervisor and Road Commissioner were defeated by Independents who were appointed while Republicans.
In order to invoke a primary election, major parties have to notify the County Clerk.
Grafton Township Republican Central Committee Chairman Orville Brettman did just that yesterday.
He didn’t do it on his own.
Members of the Central Committee voted for the action.
Attending the meeting were Carolyn Schofield, Cheryl Myer, Charles Hoffman, Fred Wickham, George Gow, Jeffrey Thorsen, Joe Camp, Shannon Teresi, and Orville H. Brettman.
All township offices are up for election next spring.