2016 Republican Primary Votes by Precinct

What follows was what appeared on the McHenry County Clerk’s web site. It tells the precinct name, the name of the elected Republican Precinct Committeeman (at least 10 votes are required for write-in candidates), the number of Republican votes cast … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committeemen Collect Candidate Literature

With temperatures predicted to be closer to 50 degrees than zero next weekend and early voting having begun, people in precincts where Republican Committeemen actually go door-to-door might find someone knocking on their doors next weekend. This past weekend, they … 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

Sandra Salgado: Republican Party “Behind Steve Reick 100%,” GOP Primary Opponent Backs Jack Franks

A statement from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: The seat for our Illinois House, District 63, currently occupied by Jack Franks, will be Republican November 2016. There are two individuals on the primary ticket, but only one is … Continue reading

28 Contested GOP Precinct Committeemeen Contests

Here are the Republican Precinct Committeemen who are running in contested races: RILEY TOWNSHIP MICHAEL SMYK KURT A SCHNABLE MARENGO TOWNSHIP PRECINCT 1 RICHARD KASZNIAK JOSEPH RANZINO MARENGO TOWNSHIP PRECINCT 3 DAVID WM ZIERER C A SCHENK GRAFTON TOWNSHIP PRECINCT … Continue reading

GOP Airport Fundraiser Successful

At the first Lake in the Hills Airport hanger fundraiser, newly-elected McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado featured State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka in one of her last public appearances. This year, Salgado eschewed big names and asked her brother … 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

CL Parade Pols

Wondering whom I would be taking pictures of in Crystal Lake’s Sunday Independence Day Parade, I asked the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce for those considered political entries. Here’s what Chamber Exec Mary Margaret Maule provided: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk … Continue reading

Republicans Celebrate Non-Partisan Victories in Woodstock

It was pizza, cake and Joyce Story fudge that Republicans ate at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night. They were celebrating the accomplishments of Republicans who won non-partisan races, such as McHenry County College Trustee. Vice Chairman Andrew Gasser announced that … Continue reading

GOP Holding After Election Party April 16th

Although there are no partisan races on the ballot on April 7th, Republican Precinct Committeemen are distributing literature for various candidates. One of the goals of newly-elected Chairman Sande Salgado is to encourage participation in all elections. Here is her … Continue reading

Recent GOP Committeemen Appointments

It’s been a while since I looked for new appointees to the McHenry County Republican Central Committee by new-elected Chairman Sandy Salgado. Here’s what I found: ALGONQUIN 3 – Mickey Barnas (Resigned 7/27/14) ALGONQUIN 3 – Nate Gainer (Appt 7/27/14) … Continue reading

Two of Three Statewide Republicans Attend GOP Fundraiser

Saturday night’s Lincoln-themed dinner at the Holiday Inn had the best food I can remember being servced at such an event. The beef was tender and large. Any small talk came before the food was served or afterward, because speakers … Continue reading

Republican Party’s Fourth Quarter Finances

In the run up to the fall election, the McHenry County Republican Party spent $33,708.29 to elect its candidates. On October 1st, he GOP started with $37,876.24. $7,550 was donated during the last three months of the year. $33,708.29 was spent … Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Speaking to Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 21st

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti will headline the McHenry County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day festivities at the Holiday Inn on Saturday, February 21st. The dinner will start at 6:30. With Republican Precinct Committeemen taking a more active role in local elections than … Continue reading

GOP Christmas Party Wednesday Night at CL’s Cottage

The McHenry County Republican Party is throwing a party in Crystal Lake on Wednesday, December 17th, from 7-9. It will be held at The Cottage, located where the five streets come together.  (The official address is 6 E. Crystal Lake … Continue reading