Sandra Salgado Heads New McHenry County Republican Party Leadership Team

The vote was 12,153 to 8,703 in the contest between McHenry County Board member Sandra Salgado and Mark Daniel, Vice Chairman of the Republican Central Committee and Chairman of Nunda Township’s Central Committee. A victory margin of 3,450 votes. (Each … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Writes about Changing the Republican Party

Here is a comment which Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman and District 1 County Board candidate Andrew Gasser posted under this article about write-in campaigns: I have the alternative – and her name is Sandy Salgado. There will always … Continue reading

Two Gubernatorial, AG and State Treasurer Candidates Speak to McHenry County Republican Reformers’ Rally

I’ve been to a lot of Republican Party functions since I came back from Washington to run for McHenry County Treasurer in the spring of 1966. The meeting at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night, however, had more energy than any … Continue reading

Bill Prim Sets Feb. 17th Fundraiser

McHenry County Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim will hold a fundraiser at the Bull Valley Country Club on Monday, February 17th. The affair costs $45 for regular folks, but only $25 for elected officials and precinct committeemen and public safety personnel. … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 2

Next up in the McHenry County Board debate on the widening of Randall Road and the reconstruction of its intersection with Algonquin Road was Mike Walkup. Walkup  complained about the excessive population figures used in the analysis. He urged the … Continue reading

McHenry County Republican Party Reformers Surface

There have been rumblings that the originally McHenry Township-based coalition nurtured by long-time McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Al Jourdan (who first won that post in 1968) is under severe challenge. One could tell by looking at all the new … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Compensation

McHenry County Board members get paid a salary of $20,815.86 a year. The average salary is almost $33,000 when health and dental insurance is included. And, even more if the County Board member is participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Kicks Off Campaign with Successful Cary Fund Raiser for County Board

Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman and retired Air Force Captain Andrew Gasser started his campaign for County Board with a lot of new faces at his Cary Country Club fund raiser on Thursday night. And he raised some dollars … Continue reading

Efforts to Decentralize Power on County Board Defeated

The McHenry County Board started meeting at 9 and didn’t finish until after one. Sitting there through the whole meeting, especially during the rules debate, was like watching paint dry. After the first vote, it was obvious that insurgents would … Continue reading