McHenry County GOPac demonstrated its money raising prowess at ite Pro-Life fundraiser held at Cor Jesu Catholic Mission in northern Grafton Township.
The $50 fundraiser had attendance of over 250.
Standing in the line in front of me was Illinois Supreme Court hopeful Mark Curran, who ran against Dick Durbin for US Senator in 2020 and previously served as Lake County State’s Attorney and Sheriff.
There were signs on the wall.
Two prominent McHenry County businesses were sponsors, Alliance Contractors and Gary Lang.
There was a sign for River Ridge Church in Spring Grove.
It appears that State Senator Dave Syverson sponsored the dessert table.
Various candidates worked the crowd.
Inside the entrance was Dave Syvertson’s challeng Eli Nicolosi.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Gary Rabine and Senator Dave Syverson got to know people in attendance.
Not on the ballot, but at the event was McHenry County Board Chairman Mike Buehler.
Two McHenry County Board members were spotted, Jim Kearns and Tom Wilbeck.
Running for the GOP nomination for Sheriff, Tony Colatorti worked the tables.
State Rep. Marty McLaughlin and Tom Wilbeck, both from Barrington Hills were in attendance.
Running to show was Karen Tirio, the head of McHenry County GOPac.
Unfortunately, the sound system was not up to the size of the room, so those from about halfway back could not distinguish what was being said.
Carl Kamienski, running for the McHenry County Board out of the McHenry area, read the names of the thirteen members of the Armed Services who were killed during the tumultuous debacle at the Kalbal Airport. It was noted that President Joe Biden has not mentioned their names.
Barrington Township Republican Committeeman Peter Kopsaftis, found out about the event at the fundraiser for Senators Craig Wilcox and Dan McConchie and decided to attend. His organization helped elected two members of the Barrington School Board. He is willing to talk to others interested in making inroads into what are generally teacher union-dominated boards.
Republican gubernatorial aspirant Darren Bailey arrived along with nightfall and was gretting people outside as I was leaving.
On each table were flyers about the event, when can be seen below: