Eric Ruth Follows in Father’s, Grandparents’ Footsteps to Be Elected Grafton Township Supervisor, Poznanski Re-Elected Road Commissioner, Watson Snags Clerk Post

Following in his father Chuck’s and his grandparents Millie and Howard Ruth’s footsteps Eric Ruth won the Republican nomination for McHenry County’s Grafton Township Supervisor in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Ruth decisively defeated Joseph Holtorf. Incumbent Road Commissioner Tom Poznanski won … Continue reading

845 Votes in Grafton Township

The early returns in Grafton Township show the following (votes for Supervisor in headline): Supervisor ERIC RUTH (REP) 603 71.36 JOSEPH H HOLTORF (REP) 239 28.28% Clerk DINA FRIGO (REP) 323 38.78% KATHLEEN M WATSON (REP) 510 61.22% Assessor (write-ins) … Continue reading

303 Votes in Grafton Township

With 303 votes cast for Supervisor, the early returns in Grafton Township show the following: Supervisor ERIC RUTH (REP) 209 68.98% JOSEPH H HOLTORF (REP) 93 30.69% Clerk DINA FRIGO (REP) 121 40.47% KATHLEEN M WATSON (REP) 178 59.53% Assessor … Continue reading

Grafton Township Republican Primary Offers Chance for Write-In, Zielinski Running Again

Candidates have filed for each of the positions in the Grafton Township Primary Election, yet one office could be filled by a write-in campaign. For Supervisor, there are two running: Joe Holtorf, Huntley Eric Ruth, Huntley Incumbent Road Commissioner Tom … Continue reading

Grafton Township GOP Opts for February Township Primary Election

Last Wednesday night, the Grafton Township Republican Central Committee voted to hold a primary election next February to select candidates who will represent the part in April, according to Township Republican Chairman Jeff Thorsen. Not many people vote in a … Continue reading

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

Roads Cared for By Township Highway Commissioners

In an attempt to get people thinking about the proposal to combine townships, look at the number of miles of road each Township Road Commissioner maintains: In addition, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller writes that he offers assistance to … Continue reading

Grafton Township Meeting Quiet, Short

With Township Supervisor Linda Moore in Texas for her daughter’s college graduation and Rob LaPorta also absent, the meeting was relatively short and peaceful. No one raised his voice or went off on a rant. Trustee Gerry McMahon even sat … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s First Quarter Political Contributions, Expenditures

With Independents and Democrats running against Republican Township candidates, I was interested in who got contributions from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman and State Rep. Mike Tryon. The answer is two Grafton Township Republican candidates, one before the primary election … Continue reading

Republicans Carry Two of Three Grafton Township Executive Offices, Lose Supervisor and Board Majority to Restore Grafton Township Slate

The fractured Republican Party in Grafton Township manged to elect its Chairman Tom Poznanski Road Commissioner and Al Zielinski Assessor, but failed to get enough votes to put three-way GOP primary winner Pam Fender in office. Independent Jim Kearns got … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Councilman Endorses Tim Hoeft for Grafton Township Road Commissioner

Running against the Republican candidate for Grafton Township Road Commissioner, Tom Poznanski, is Independent Tim Hoeft. Hoeft is part of the Restore Grafton Township slate of Independents. Although I have heard nothing from Poznanski (but would be willing to publish … Continue reading

Independent Grafton Township Candidates Set Meet & Greet Thursday Night at Boulder Ridge Country Club

The group of Independent candidates grouped under label “Restore Grafton Township” invite the public to meet them at the Boulder Ridge Country Club this Thursday night from 7-9. … Continue reading

Road Commissioner Races Show Narrowest and Widest of Margins

Both Grafton and Nunda Townships had vibrant contests for Road Commissioner. In Grafton Township Road District employee Tom Poznanski, who is the Township’s Republican Party Chairman, won a convincing battle with Robert Dvorak. In Nunda Township the race was close. … Continue reading

Court Orders Mediation between Grafton Township Supervisor and Road Commissioner

Somehow I posted the wrong court order from Judge Thomas Meyer in the litigation between Grafton Township Road Commissioner Jack Freund and Supervisor Linda Moore. I have take that one down and put up the one I thought I was … Continue reading

Tom Poznanski Announces Candidacy for Grafton Township Road Commissioner, Endosed by Incumbent

A press release from Tom Poznanski: Tom Poznanski Announces His Candidacy for Grafton Township Road Commissioner Makes Fiscal Responsibility, Responsibility to Taxpayers Top Priorities Lake in the Hills, IL – In the upcoming 2013 Republican primary election, Tom Poznanski has … Continue reading

Grafton Road Commissioner Jack Freund Seeks Ouster of Supervisor Linda Moore

In a motion filed in McHenry County Circuit Court Friday, Grafton Township Road Commissioner Jack Freund seeks the removal of Supervisor Linda Moore from office for failure to carry out her duties as Supervisor as well as Treasurer of the … Continue reading