Statement of Candidacy Discrepancies Bring Early Drama to GOP Township Primaries

Elections have several phases. First there is the intimidation phase. When opponents or potential opponents hear that one is running for office, they enlist people whom they think can influence you to call or meet with you to convince you … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Primary Filings

Nunda Township Republicans will have opposition for every office but Township Clerk. There former Township Trustee and unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination for Recorder of Deeds Joni Smith has a lock. She is the only candidate. For Township Supervisor, … Continue reading

Nunda Township Opts for Republican Township Primary Election

At the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee meeting last week, the Precinct Committeemen voted to hold a primary election to select who will run for Nunda Township office on the GOP ticket, according to Township GOP Chairman Joe Gottemoller. That … Continue reading

17% Voter Turnout for McHenry County Primary Election Pathetic

The voter turnout figures for McHenry County’s March 18, 2014, Primary Election are below. Let’s look at those precincts and see where 25% or more of the voters turned out. 40.2% – Grafton 15 (Margo Bunda ran uncontested for committeeman, … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Candidates’ Night Tonight

Mike Shorten sends the following invitation to the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee’s Candidates’ Night, which will be held this evening from 7 pm to 9 pm at the American Community Bank, 1500 S IL Route 31 in McHenry. “I’d … Continue reading

Correction: Woodstock’s Frank Wedig NOT Leaving Green Party, but Running for Dorr Township Trustee

When I asked who was running for what in Dorr Township, I failed to ask if all the Trustee candidates were running as Republicans. My mind was so fixated on the Republican primaries in the townships with over 15,000 population … Continue reading

Dorr Township Republicans Face Township Trustee Contest

There will be no primary election for the main Dorr Township offices as the following face no challenger: Supervisor Bob Pierce Assessor Veronica Myers Road Commissioner Tom thurman Clerk Quinn Keefe But for the four Township Trustee spots, six people … Continue reading

Township GOP Primary Election Paperwork Not at County Clerk’s Office Yet

The Republican Parties in all of the five largest townships in McHenry County seem to have decided or soon will decide to hold primary elections in February, rather than hold caucuses. Those five are Algonquin Dorr Grafton McHenry Nunda Paperwork … Continue reading

McHenry Township GOP Holding Primary Election to Select Candidates

With my learning, albeit a bit belatedly, that the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee will hold a primary election next February to select candidates for Supervisor Clerk Assessor Road Commissioner Trustees (4) all the township eligible to hold partisan primaries … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP to Hold Primary Election, Rather Than Caucus

We are now up to three McHenry County townships with more than 10,000 population where the signal has been sent that Republican candidates for next spring’s election will be selected by the voters. At Wednesday night’s meeting of the Nunda … Continue reading

Grafton Township Republican Party Chairman Favors Primary Election

Monday night Grafton Township Party Central Committee Chairman Tom Poznanski told me that he favored letting the voters decide who the Republican Party candidates for township office would be. This is the third cycle during which partisan candidates have run … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley Running for Re-Election, Time for Other Potential Township Candidates to Start Planning

It’s that time of year when township officials have to make up their minds whether they are running for re-election. It’s also time for those thinking about challenging township officials to be making similar calculations. When I last saw Grafton … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP to Hold Primary Election to Select Next Year’s Township Candidates

Since the 1973 fiasco of a caucus conducted by the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee, McHenry County largest township has allowed voters to decide who GOP candidates for township office shall be. That was the year that first-term Assessor Forrest … Continue reading