Andrew Gasser Resigns GOP Positions

While I was at Oberlin College my favorite professor was Aaron Wildavsky. He is best known for having written “The Politics of the Budgetary Process.” But he wrote another book about community power. I can’t find its title, but it … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Endorses in MCC, D155 Races, Plus Only One Republican Candidate for Township Trustee

Here is what was delivered to my mailbox today: It is a sample ballot from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee. For the first time the Republican Party is officially endorsing candidates running in non-partisan races. Apparently, the party has … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republicans Schedule Debate Party for Sunday, October 9th

From Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Andrew Gasser: We at the Algonquin Township Republican Party Leadership team are excited to announce we will be having a debate watch party for the second debate on Sunday, October 9th. We will kick … Continue reading

Peter Roskam Revs Up GOP Precinct Committeemen

Congressman Peter Roskam, who represents Algonquin Township in McHenry County, treated Republican Precinct Committeeman to a light breakfast at GOP Headquarters next to Joseph’s Market in the Crystal Lake Plaza Saturday morning. In a really good ice breaker Roskam asked … Continue reading

October 22nd Fundraiser Will Finance Algonquin Township Election Efforts

A message from Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Andrew Gasser: The Algonquin Township Republican Party 2016 Victory Luncheon It is with great excitement and pleasure that we on the Algonquin Township Republican Leadership Team are announcing our fall fundraiser! The … Continue reading

Republicans in the Algonquin Parade

Some of the Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade have been covered in the article about the incumbents that rode in the dignitary part of the event. One, newly-appointed State Senator Dan McConchie, probably was in that parade element. But … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Unveils Anti-Tax Hike Petition

Republican Precinct Committeeman from Algonquin Township heard a presentation from Americans for Prosperity Illinois Field Director Matt Cannizzo about an advisory referendum petition campaign which his organization is promoting. The question the AFP seeks to have citizens put on their … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republican Party to Vote on Nepotism & Patronage

In a move that seems antithetical to a political party the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee will consider a policy statement on nepotism and patronage at its upcoming 7:30 May 10th meeting at Republican Headquarters next to Joseph’s Market in … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Team Wins Control of Algonquin Township GOP

There was a long count before the weighted votes of Algonquin Township Republican Precinct Committeemen were reconciled. Election of party leaders is not one Precinct Committeeman, one vote. Each elected Committeeman is allowed to cast a vote that equals the … Continue reading

Chris Yaeger Seeks To Continue as Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman

The following email was sent by Algonquin Township Republican Chairman Chris Yaeger: Dear Precinct Committeemen, I am writing to ask for your vote to retain me as Chairman of the Algonquin Township Republican Party on Wednesday, April 6th.  My mission … Continue reading

Jennifer Weinhammer Seeks Election as Algonquin Township GOP Treasurer

An email from newly-elected Republican Precinct Committeeman Jennifer Weinhammer: My name is Jennifer Weinhammer and I am writing you as Precinct Committeemen in Algonquin Township, Precinct 17. I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and inform you of … Continue reading

Chris Covelli Seeks Vice Chairmanship of Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee

The Primary Elections are over and people are jockeying for township GOP positions. The first out of the box via email was newly-elected Cary Republican Precinct Committeeman Chris Covelli. His missive follows: I wanted to take a brief moment and … Continue reading

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in Algonquin Township

There were more than one person running for Republican Precinct Committeeman in some Algonquin Townships. The results follow: Algonquin 17 Jennifer Weinhammer – 215 David Miller – 168 Algonquin 30  Alan Schuster – 152 Nicole Beyer – 114 Algonquin 65 … Continue reading

80 Attend Algonquin Township GOP Fundraiser

A Friend of McHenry County Blog who attended last Thursday night’s Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee in Algonquin sent in the following description of the event, plus photos. The Algonquin Township Republicans hosted a well-attended “Red Carpet Gala” Fundraiser at … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Schedules Invitation Only Fundraiser

Because of where it is being held, the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee is requiring those attending its next fundraiser to be invited. Such invitations to the $35 Savour Art Gallery in Algonquin may be obtained by emailing Christina Myers … Continue reading

What Questions Would You Like Candidates to Answer?

Several commenters have expressed frustration at the screening process at League of Women Voters forums. I can’t tell you how frustrated I was when a question I submitted asking whether each candidate would vote to hike property taxes ended up … Continue reading

Two Presidential Debate Viewing Parties

Tueday night’s Algonquin Township Presidential Debate Watching Party was previously announced. Details are here, but it is at Crystal Lake’s Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant  from 6:30 to 9. All are welcome, but, since there is space for only 50 people, an … Continue reading