The front of the contingent of McHenry County Democrats in the Crystal Lake Indepence Day Parade. State Treasurer candidate Robin Kelly is waving at the crowd in the middle right behind the banner. For a better picture, see below.
McHenry County Democrats had a healthy contingent in Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade.
They plan a repeat performance Sunday in McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade.
Alexi Giannoulias waving at crowd before greeting some more personally in Crystal Lake.
Somehow, I don’t think they will draw their U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias again.
But, they will have a sitting Member of Congress in Melissa Bean.
Robin Kelly, the Democrats' candidate for State Treasurer.
The State Treasurer’s chief assistant, who is running to succeed him, Robin Kelly, was also in Crystal Lake. I didn’t know it at the time, but I did get this photo of her marching right behind the Democrats’ banner.
McHenry County Clerk candidate Mark Freund and supporters were are in Crystal Lake as well. He is the one with the white hair behind the man pushing the cart.
In Crystal Lake, I saw Woodstock’s Mark Freund, the Democrats candidate for County Clerk walking with a cart containing what appeared to be water.
McHenry County Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt was on the Democrats' float.
McHenry County Board member Kathleen Bergan Schmidt was riding on a float with several other people. Sitting next to her was Elizabeth Puchmelter, Grafton 3 Democratic Precinct Committeeman.
The Democrats have sent out this press release about Sunday’s parade participation:
Democrats Highlight Parades Participation
The Democratic Party of McHenry County back this week on the parades and the solemn community ceremonies they have already seen and forward to the festivals and parades in McHenry and Algonquin.
Coming up are the McHenry Fiesta Days and Algonquin Founders Days parades on July 18 and 24.
Democrat Sheriff's candidate Mike Mahon walks next to his float in Crystal Lake.
U.S. Representative Melissa Bean and state representative Jack Franks, and sheriff candidate Mike Mahon will be among those participating in the McHenry parade.
Parade efforts are seen by the party as a great way to show support for the party brand and to breed enthusiasm for the fall elections.
Democrats, as a party and on behalf of individual candidates, have already joined in the activities for Memorial Day and marched in parades in
- Wonder Lake
- Spring Grove and
- Crystal Lake
Democratic Party 16th congressional district candidate handed out candy along Dole Avenue in Crystal Lake.
Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias, state comptroller candidate David Miller, and state treasurer candidate Robin Kelly have been among the state candidates marching, along with Rep. Bean and 16th district congressional nominee George Gaulrapp.
The McHenry Fiesta Days parade will kick off on Sunday, July 18th, at 1:30 PM, and the Algonquin Founders Day parade on Saturday, July 24th, at 11 AM.
Enthusiastic marchers are welcome.