Former Cary School Board President Chris Spoerl Being Put Forth by Jack Franks to Replace Andrew Gasser on the County Board

To no one’s surprise McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has nominated someone to replace Andrew Gasser who was not recommended by the County’s Republican Party. County Chairman Sandra Salgado offered Franks two GOP’s nominees: David Stieper, an attorney and … Continue reading

Brian Sager Resigns as GOP Precinct Committeeman

Woodstock Mayor and Greenwood Township Republican Precinct Committeeman sent the following July 22nd email of resignation of his GOP Committeeman post. Upon consideration of conversations at last night’s meeting of Republican Precinct Committee Men and Women, I have determined the … Continue reading

Lincoln Day Dinner Scheduled for Feb 6th

A press release from the McHenry County Republican Party: MCGOP brings retired NFL Star and Elite Special Forces Veteran for Leadership Dinner The McHenry County Republican Party is holding its annual Lincoln Leadership Dinner on February 6th at the Crystal Lake … Continue reading

Hot Contest Expected for GOP Committeemen Slots

As those who follow Republican politics know, the Establishment was outworked by those grouped around McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi in the last Primary Election. Not only did Bill Prim narrowly beat Establishment-endorsed Chief Deputy Sheriff Andy Zinke, but … Continue reading

Republican Party Unveils New Web Site

Under the leadership of Sandra Salgado, the McHenry County Republican Party has unveiled its new web site. The front page features the speech that Salgado gave when the Crystal Lake campaign headquarters was opened. The web site is still under … 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

Two Vie for Alqonquin Township GOP Vice Chairmanship

Two men are seeking the Vice Chairmanship of the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee tonight at a meeting to be held at the Township Highway garage meeting room at 7:30 tonight. They are the current Vice Chairman Tom McDermott, who … Continue reading

Tryon Holding Training Meeting for Contested Precinct Committeemen and Write-Ins

Outgoing McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman State Rep. Mike Tryon is holding meeting this Saturday, according to a post card that has been forwarded to McHenry County Blog. … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Announces Retirement as GOP Chairman at Lincoln Day Dinner

The McHenry County Republican Central Committee had its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at d’Andrea’s Saturday night with over 180 in attendance. Probably the biggest news of the night was that State Rep. and County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon announced … Continue reading

Operating Engineers Local 150 Courts Local Republicans and Jack Franks

When candidates report receiving contributions from the International Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County Local Area PAC, they uses different designations. Here is how it is listed with the Illinois State Board of Elections: Intl Union of Operating … Continue reading

McHenry County Republican Party Reformers Surface

There have been rumblings that the originally McHenry Township-based coalition nurtured by long-time McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Al Jourdan (who first won that post in 1968) is under severe challenge. One could tell by looking at all the new … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committeeman Challenges Set for Tuesday

The McHenry County Electoral Officers Board will meet Tuesday morning and afternoon to settle disputes in three precincts about who should be allowed on the ballot. In Dunham Township, one of the largest in Republican votes, incumbent Melissa Denker’s petition … Continue reading

Four Challenges to GOP Precinct Committeeman Candidates

Four challenges of petitions of people running for Republican Precinct Committeeman have been filed. Two are in one precinct, Dunham Township.  Dunham Township had not had a committeeman for years until Melissa Denker decided to run there. Now, William R. … Continue reading