Despite soon-to-be State Rep. Suzanne Ness desiring a woman to replace her on the McHenry County Board when she steps down, McHenry County Democrats have put forth a man.
Crystal Lake attorney Thomas Pavelkois the recommendation.
He has Ness’ support.
He lives in the Spring Lake Subdivision of Lake in the Hills.
His law firm,Nixon Peabody, LLC, describes him thusly:
Tom Pavelko is a department attorney in the Intellectual Property Counseling & Transactions group. He focuses on patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation matters.
He has a chemical engineering degree from Newark College of Engineering and a law degree from George Mason University.
Pavelko worked for the U.S. Patent Office while attending law school.
McHenry County Board Chairman Mike Buehler is required by law to appoint a Democrat, but not necessarily the one recommended by the local Democratic Party.
Jack Franks, for instance, did not follow GOP recommendations when he made such appointments.
Buehler solicited applications of people to replace Republican Chuck Wheeler and has been conducting interview of the eight District 4 candidates since late December.
Pavelko served as a Trustee of Lake in the Hills almost twenty years ago.