Official Paperwork Filed Taking Four GOP Precinct Committeemen Hopefuls Off Ballot

The McHenry County Electoral Board has removed four candidates from the Republican Primary Election ballot; They are Robert M. Gray, challenged by Walter Tynis on his petitions in Nunda 16 Michael Collins in McHenry 5, whose petition was successfully challenged … Continue reading

Four GOP Precinct Committeemen Candidates Soon To Be Removed from Ballot

The petitions of four Republican Precinct Committeemen candidates were challenged as having insufficient valid signatures. Only ten people registered in a precinct need to sign a petition to get a person on the ballot for Precinct Committeeman. Previously, Erik Sivertsen’s … Continue reading

Petition Challenges in McHenry County

Here are the candidate petition challenges filed at McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s office today: … Continue reading

Democrats Fill 72 Precinct Committeeman Slots

My analysis of the information published by the McHenry County Clerk (see below) may off here or there, but what I found shows a tremendous effort on the part of the Democratic Party to build an infrastructure at the precinct level. … Continue reading

Brian Sager Resigns as GOP Precinct Committeeman

Woodstock Mayor and Greenwood Township Republican Precinct Committeeman sent the following July 22nd email of resignation of his GOP Committeeman post. Upon consideration of conversations at last night’s meeting of Republican Precinct Committee Men and Women, I have determined the … Continue reading

Lake County Sheriff’s Spokesman Running for GOP Committeeman in Cary

Seeing Chris Covelli on the news Wednesday night with regard to the indictment of Fox Lake’s GI Joe’s wife reminded me that I met him at State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s Meet and Greet last week at Crystal Lake Rib House. His … 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

Cary Precinct Committeeman Candidate Communicating Already

Apparently trying to take nothing for granted, Cary Republican Precinct Committeeman candidate Jennifer Weinhammer has already sent out a letter to her neighbors: Jennifer Weinhammer 502 Red Cypress Drive Cary, Illinois 60013 Candidate for Algonquin 17 Precinct Committeeman Dear Neighbor, … Continue reading

Hot Contest Expected for GOP Committeemen Slots

As those who follow Republican politics know, the Establishment was outworked by those grouped around McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi in the last Primary Election. Not only did Bill Prim narrowly beat Establishment-endorsed Chief Deputy Sheriff Andy Zinke, but … 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

Republican Precinct Committeeman Ryne Powell Running for Spring Grove Trustee

Ryne Powell of Spring Grove is running for Village Trustee in Spring Grove. Powell is also an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman in Richmond 4. Below is his walk card that he is using to canvass.  (If other candidates in McHenry … Continue reading

Contested Precinct Committeeman Candidate Sends Out Postcard

Contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman are few and far between. This year there is a repeat of a three-way race in Seneca 1. R Mark Gummerson, who won the seat in 2012 from McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster (also running for … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner & Evelyn Sanguinetti Speak to Crowd at Fox River Grove Panera

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner and his Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti spoke to folks gathered at Panera in Fox River Grove on Saturday afternoon. The meeting was inspired by 18-year old Precinct Committeeman candidate Jenna Wing, moderator Andrew Gasser said. … Continue reading

McHenry County Romney Alternate Delegate on Jack Franks’ Fundraising Host Committee

A friend of McHenry County Blog has forwarded an invitation to Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks’ September 29th fundraising breakfast at Donley’s Wild West Town. The Jesse White Tumblers will perform. As usual Franks provides a list of those who … Continue reading

New Precinct Committee Appointed Right Before Special Meeting to Consider “Chainsaw Jack” Franks’ Opponent Tonya Franklin Increases Quorum

Here are the Republican Precinct Committeemen, newly appointed by McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon: CORAL 2 – Josephine Gilio (Appt 5/29/12), Huntley GRAFTON 5 – John McGuire (Appt 5/25/12), Crystal Lake GRAFTON 9 – Eric P Hartmann (Appt … Continue reading