Second-term State Senator Dan Duffy, whose district reaches all the way into the middle of Crystal Lake as a result of the Democrat’s redistricting plan and includes a fair amount of southeastern McHenry County, has endorsed Bill Prim as the Republican candidate for Sheriff.
This is the second major endorsement from a political figure that Prim has received.
The first was from McHenry County’s first resident congressman, now-WIND talk show host, Joe Walsh.
It apparently wasn’t considered important by the Northwest Herald, because I didn’t see an article.
We’ll see if a sitting elected official’s endorsement is worthy of conveying to the 30,000+ readers of the NWH.
STATE SEN. DAN DUFFY ENDORSES BILL PRIM FOR SHERIFF
A powerful voice has been added to the chorus of those backing Bill Prim for McHenry County Sheriff. Popular Illinois State Sen. Dan Duffy (R-26th) announced Monday that he is endorsing Prim in the Republican primary election next year.
The landslide winner in his contest for reelection last November, Duffy said he recently concluded his review of the candidates for Sheriff and wanted to make his endorsement early to add to the growing momentum behind Prim’s campaign.
“There is absolutely no doubt Bill Prim is the most qualified candidate we have for this critical post.
“His 27 years of ever-increasing responsibility in police work are a great fit for McHenry County.”
Duffy added, “There is more to being Sheriff than catching bad guys. The Sheriff must also be able to work with county wide officeholders and, at the same time, be accountable to taxpayers for how he spends their hard-earned money.”
Duffy continued, “In all of these areas, Bill Prim is the right choice. I urge all of McHenry voters to join me in supporting Bill Prim for Sheriff.”
Prim said he was pleased and grateful for Duffy’s endorsement.
“Anyone who lives in McHenry County knows that Sen. Duffy is a man of integrity and courage.
“His efforts on behalf of small business owners, who are the backbone of our economy, and his concern that taxpayers be listened to at all levels of government, may have not made him the most popular man in Springfield, but they have certainly earned him a great deal of respect in McHenry County.”
Prim added, “The hard-working people who support Dan Duffy will find themselves right at home with the message I am sending in my campaign.”