Local Democrats Announce Leadership Team

Here’s what is listed on the web site of the McHenry County Democratic Party: Local party leadership Chairman: Mike Bissett Vice-Chair: Kristina Zahorik Treasurer: Mary Mahady Secretary: Kathy Bergan Schmidt General Counsel: James Harrison Fundraising Chair: TBA Membership Recruitment Chair: … Continue reading

Democratic Party Tea Leaf?

Reading political tea leaves is something that lots of people do. This was passed on by a couple of McHenry County Board members. They noticed former two-term McHenry County Board member Paula Yensen in the audience at Friday’s meeting about … Continue reading

Democrats Slam County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Election Day Conduct

Earlier I ran the following information I picked up last Wednesday’s meeting of the McHenry County Democratic Party Central Committee: Democrats’ Take on Election Day McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett addresses Wednesday night’s Central Committee meeting about the … Continue reading

McClellan Offers Affirmative Defense

A press release from McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan: ePoll Book Vendor Glitch Leads to 90 Minutes Extra Voting Time; Record turnout generates communication concerns On March 15, 2016, McHenry County experienced a record voter turnout in a Primary with … Continue reading

GOP Racking Up Some Large Pre-Event Donations

The McHenry County Republican Party’s annual fundraiser is being held at a hanger northeast of the Lake in the Hills Airport on Thursday from 6-8 with an entry fee of $50 unless one is a Precinct Committeeman, in which case, … Continue reading

Political, Governmental & Religious Booths at the County Fair – Part 1

Took a trip to the McHenry County Fair Wednesday afternoon looking for things political. Of course, the Fair itself is a political entity–one that tried to banish Pro-Life and religious entries to a “Faith Tent,” but more on that later. … Continue reading

Part 19 – Who’s Got What

Today we move to Kristina Zahorik’s campaign committee. She serves on the Oakwood Hills Village Board and is a Democratic Party State Central Committeewoman. She ran first for Village Trustee in the April election. Last year she won the State Central Committeewoman … Continue reading

Appointed Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen

A former McHenry County Democratic Party Chairwoman didn’t like the title “Committeeman” for political party representatives. I told her that was the title in state law and that if local Democrats didn’t like it, they controlled the House, the Senate … Continue reading

Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen Elected in 2014

There are precious few who filed a petition with ten signatures and were elected, as you can see below. The number in parentheses represents those voting in the March Democratic Primary Election. They call themselves “precinct representatives,” but the title … Continue reading

Dem Party Chairman Solicited Petition Passers for Harrison

The following email made it to my inbox. It is from Mike Bisset, the Democratic Party Chairman in McHenry County. The Democrats are running no one for countywide office, just as the Democrats ran no one against Dave McSweeney two … Continue reading

Democrats Elect Central Committee Officers

Couldn’t be two places at once last Wednesday night, so I asked the head of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee if there were any changes in officers. There were a couple of them, which you can see below: Chair: … Continue reading

McHenry County Party Conventions Tonight at 7 in Crystal Lake

Republican and Democratic Party Central Committees will meet on opposite sides of Crystal Lake tonight at 7:30 to select officers and conduct other business. Both have open to the public in past years. Details for the Democrats follow: Wednesday, April … Continue reading

McHenry County Democrats Ask Friends to Attend Convention

I was wondering about the internet looking for things political and found the following notice for the Democratic Party’s biennial convention: County Convention Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL … Continue reading

Dems Run Only Three for Twelve McHenry County Board Spots, None for Countywide Office

Former McHenry County Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt (D3) will join incumbents Paula Yensen (D-5) and Nick Chirikos (D-1) in seeking election to the Republican-dominated body next year. Schmidt was defeated for re-election after re-apportionment in the 2012 elections. Judi … Continue reading