Andrew Gasser’s Team Wins Control of Algonquin Township GOP

There was a long count before the weighted votes of Algonquin Township Republican Precinct Committeemen were reconciled. Election of party leaders is not one Precinct Committeeman, one vote. Each elected Committeeman is allowed to cast a vote that equals the … Continue reading

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in Grafton Township

What follows are the results from the only contested Republican Party Precinct Committeeman race in Grafton Township: Grafton 6 Blake Hobson – 150 John Otlewis – 119 Hobson is the county’s representative on the Regional Transportation Authority. … Continue reading

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in McHenry Township

The following precincts had contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman in McHenry Township: McHenry 2 Geraldine Davis – 133 Jeffrey Grubich – 110 McHenry  9 Robert Bob Henry – 134 Stan Mill  – 106 McHenry 13 Mike Rakestraw – 88 Neal … Continue reading

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in Nunda Township

Here are the precincts where there were contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman in Nunda Township: Nunda 6 Michael Lesperance – 137 Daniel Laudick – 108 Nunda 14 Patrick Collins – 150 Norman Vinton – 135 Nunda 15 Joe Gottemoller – … Continue reading

Former Riley School Board President and Husband of Township Supervisor Beats Rand Paul Delegate for GOP Precinct Committeeman

In Riley Township there is only one precinct. The winner, by a vote of 367-143 was former Riley Grade School Board President Kurt Schnable. He got 71.4% of the Republican ballots cast for Precinct Committeeman. His wife is Riley Township … Continue reading

Mike Shorten’s Precinct Letter

Nunda Township Republican Central Committee Chairman Mike Shorten is being challenged for Precinct Committeeman by Joe Gottemoller, the McHenry County Board Chairman and candidate for the GOP nomination for the at-large election for that post this fall. After seeing some … Continue reading

Joe Monack’s Precinct Letter

Joseph Monack is running for Precinct Committeeman against Tina Hill in Dorr Township Precinct 9. A friend of mine received his letter and was so impressed that he brought it up at the First Methodist Church of Crystal Lake’s food … Continue reading

Huge Undecideds in County Races, Trump Running First

About 50% of the voters are undecided on three county races polled last night by Victory Geek (an advertiser, as you can see to the left). Less than 20%, however, have not made up their mind who they will support … Continue reading

Second GOP County Board Chairman Resigning after Federal Probe

First it was Matt Sorensen, the Republican County Board Chairman of McLean County who was indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He resigned from that top job in the Blooming-Normal county. Now the Republican County Chairman of Winnebago County, Scott … Continue reading

Write-Ins for Precinct Committeeman

There were many vacancies for Republican Precinct Committeeman after petitions were filed in November. There were many, many more vacancies for Democratic Precinct Committeeman. But, there is another route to this basic party office other than by petition and listing … Continue reading

Last Chance for Angry Voters to Get Really Involved – Precinct Committeeman Write-In Opportunities

The Washington Post has found an academic, Sam Wang, who says, “based on polling data based on polling data, Donald Trump is in as strong a position to get his party’s nomination as Hillary Clinton in 2016, George W. Bush … Continue reading

More Convention Delegates File

In our first look at National Convention Delegate and Alternate filings, the only Democrat was Hillary Clinton. Now, two more candidates have filed petitions–Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders. Jan Sorensen from 969 Golf Course Road in Crystal Lake is the … Continue reading

Local Presidential Delegate/Alternate Candidates

Looking at the State Board of Elections web site for McHenry County residents who have filed for National Convention Delegate or Alternate Delegate yielded what follows. If Donald Trump sweeps the Illinois Republican Primary Election, four people will be at … Continue reading