McHenry County Democratic Party candidates have sent our a press release announcing their appearance on You-Tub:
LOCAL CANDIDATES UNLEASH THE POWER OF THE INTERNET
WOODSTOCK Il. – From YouTube videos to campaign websites, local Democratic Candidates have unleashed the power of the internet. This week, Citizens for Cynor and others have made available a number of videotaped interviews on their campaign websites and the popular video sharing site – YouTube.
“It’s time traditional campaigns re-examined their methods,” said Citizens for Cynor Field Director, Laura Asbury. “By utilizing available technology we are able to reach out to an entirely new generation of voters. YouTube estimates that there are more than 100 million videos being watched every day. We, of course, only need capture a very small percentage of that viewership to be highly effective.”
Overall, the candidates seem extremely pleased with the YouTube interviews.
“There is no substitute for the personal videotaped interview when a candidate is attempting to convey a message” said Thomas Cynor, McHenry county candidate for State’s Attorney. “This technology is a cost effective and efficient way for our campaign to connect with the voters and get that message out.” A link to Thomas J. Cynor’s video interview can be found at the Citizens for Cynor website at www.CitizensforCynor.com.
Other candidates participating in the YouTube video interview enterprise include: Bill Gentes (26th Illinois Senate), Richard Garling (52nd Illinois Representative), Robert Kaempfe (64th Illinois Representative), Kerry Julian (McHenry County Auditor), David Bachmann (McHenry County Coroner) and Dr. James McTague (McHenry County Board, District One).
Video footage and interview was provided by Grant Crowell, Project Director of Grantastic Designs located in Crystal Lake, Illinois.