Election Challenge to State Rep. Barb Wheeler’s Last Minute Opponent Fails

Supporter of State Rep. Barb Wheeler challenged the election petitions of her last-minute Democratic Party challenger Joel Mains. Both candidates from Nunda Township, north of Crystal Lake. You can read more about the Mains’ candidacy than has been written anywhere … Continue reading

Melissa Denker Off, Will Parker & Jenna Wing On the Ballot for Republican Precinct Committeeman

Hearings by the McHenry County Officers Electoral Board were held on four challenges to Republican Precinct Committeeman petitions on Tuesday. In Dunham Township, the two candidates challenged each other’s petition legitimacy. The first was a challenge to incumbent Melissa Denker’s … 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

Number and Staple Petition Sheets and Receipt from Statement of Economic Interest When Filing for Office

There are two mistakes that newcomers to seeking office make that opponents use to eliminate them from the ballot. “Easier to beat no one than someone,” goes the logic. The first is to fail to number the pages of one’s … Continue reading

John Heisler Taken Off Nunda Township Ballot for Township Supervisor

John Heisler has filed the required Statements of Economic Interest with the County Clerk for twenty years, but, with his mother dying in hospice care, he didn’t remember to attach a copy of the receipt to his Statement of Candidacy … Continue reading

Pamela J. “Pam” Fender Stays on the GOP Ballot

In a completely scripted performance lasting just ten minutes,  petition challenger Wrayburn Krohn’s attorney, Judith Svensen, withdrew her client’s objection, the Grafton Township Electoral Board accepted the withdrawal and ruled unanimously that Pam J. “Pam” Fender would appear on the … Continue reading

Objection Filed Against Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler’s Petitions

Not only has Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Pam Fender had an objection filed against her petitions, but so has one been filed against Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler’s. The objection is that Heisler’s filing is incomplete because he did not … Continue reading