Newcomers Sweep Grafton Township GOP Posts

Four newly-elected Republican Precinct Committeemen were elected to lead the Grafton Township Republican Party for the next two years. Their names and offices follow: Paul Serwatka – Chairman Matt McNamara – Vice Chairman Jeff Thorsen – Treasurer David McMorris – … Continue reading

A More Systematic Look at Write-In Campaigns

There were thirty people who waged write-in campaigns for Republican Precinct Committeeman. This is an attempt to put all of the results in one place. Here are the results of Mickey Barnas’ campaign. Joe Stecker’s success in Algonquin 19 has … Continue reading

Independents vs. Republicans, One Win in Five in Last Five Months

With Jim Harrison deciding that he is going to run as an Independent in the McHenry County Sheriff’s race next year, it’s time to look at what has happened in the recent past when Independents ran against Republicans. The most … 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

Crystal Lake City Councilman Jeff Thorsen Endorses Jim Kearns for Grafton Township Supervisor

Jeff Thorsen is a long-time Crystal Lake City Councilman known for not kowtowing to the “party line” at meetings. He also is not endorsing Pam Fender, the Republican candidate for Grafton Township Supervisor. Thorsen, a Grafton Township resident is supporting … Continue reading

McHenry Township Republicans Running as a Slate, Will Grafton and Nunda?

Why is that news? Don’t Republicans support other Republicans on the ballot? There was no Republican primary election in McHenry Township and all of those running for office seem to be on the same page. Unified. At least that’s what … Continue reading