Dundee Township: Chris Kempf Earns Endorsement of Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella

Dundee Democrat chair, who’s also a D300 school board member, appears to be backing Kempf opponent in Republican race, in spite of contested Democrat primary for trustee

Dundee Township voters are nominating, and by default electing, the next highway commissioner in the Republican primary as no Democrat or independent is running for the open position.

The Democrat primary is selecting 4 trustee nominees out of 5 candidates to face 3 Republicans in the April 6 general election.

Algonquin voters living in Kane County are in one of 6 precincts, with three different polling places:

  • DU24 (includes unincorporated Algonquin Shores), DU35: Algonquin Lakes Elementary School
  • DU24, DU29: Westfield Community School Professional Development Center
  • DU30, DU34: Carpentersville Fire Station #3, Sleepy Hollow and Old Sleepy Hollow Road

Other precincts, and their polling places in Dundee Township, can be obtained from the Kane County clerk’s website here.

Over the weekend, the endorsement for Chris Kempf from Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella, was posted on Kempf’s campaign Facebook page:

From Chris Kempf’s campaign Facebook page

Yesterday, the Dundee Township Republican Organization (DTRO) posted the following on its Facebook page concerning the Republican primary for Dundee Township highway commissioner:

Algonquin-based Community Unit School District #300 School Board Member Nancy Zettler, who chairs the Dundee Township Democrat Organization, is either backing Kempf’s opponent Steve Harvel, or is accepting deliveries for supporters of Harvel.

As mentioned earlier, there is a contested Democrat primary for Dundee Township trustee, with 5 candidates running for 4 spots.

Checking Zettler’s political social media, she is backing only one of the 5 Democrat trustee candidates pre-primary, so she won’t be able to cast a Republican ballot, which is legal under Illinois’ open primary law, and vote for her preferred Democrat today.

I expect Zettler to cast a Democrat ballot for trustee.

Nevertheless, through Noon on Election Day, I have not seen any of these anti-Kempf signs posted anywhere in Dundee Township, either at polling places (checked 6) and/or major thoroughfares.

I have business in West Dundee later today, and if I see this signage, will note it (and if safely possible, snap a pic).

Speaking of Harvel, who is competing with Kempf for the open township highway commissioner spot, his campaign, friends, volunteers or friends of the McHenry County Blog have NOT provided any information about him.

As Cal’s long standing policy going back over the entire 15 years he’s run McHenry County Blog, any candidate welcome to share their information and it will be posted.


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Dundee Township: Chris Kempf Earns Endorsement of Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella — 2 Comments

  1. “As Cal’s long standing policy going back over the entire 15 years he’s run McHenry County Blog, any candidate welcome to share their information and it will be posted.”

    Yes, that is a fact.

    He’s serious about it.

    It doesn’t matter what party or what “faction” you’re in.

    I call it the “Skinner Standard” and it’s a good thing.

    It’s useful for voters or just people curious about elections.

    When you read it, it comes straight from the candidate’s campaign — it is a primary source.

    This blog will simply share it.

    No spin.

    More politicians should take advantage of it to get their message out.

    It will probably benefit you if you are running for office.

    McHenry County Blog has reach and influence.

    Take for example the election tonight:

    Bragg vs Sandberg for Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner.

    Sandberg was smart and took advantage of this blog’s offer or feature.

    Bragg didn’t seem to reach out to this blog.

    Sandberg, as of now, is leading by a large margin.

    Look at the other Algonquin Township race.

    Cole did far less outreach to this blog than Ramesh and Funk, and Cole is currently in third place.

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