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

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in Algonquin Township

There were more than one person running for Republican Precinct Committeeman in some Algonquin Townships. The results follow: Algonquin 17 Jennifer Weinhammer – 215 David Miller – 168 Algonquin 30  Alan Schuster – 152 Nicole Beyer – 114 Algonquin 65 … Continue reading

2016 Republican Primary Votes by Precinct

What follows was what appeared on the McHenry County Clerk’s web site. It tells the precinct name, the name of the elected Republican Precinct Committeeman (at least 10 votes are required for write-in candidates), the number of Republican votes cast … Continue reading

Why You Should Run for Republican Precinct Committeeman -Part 3

The third of John Biver’s articles, first published by the Illinois Family Institute and re-published with the Institute’s permission, about why people should run for Precinct Committeeman: Running for Republican Precinct: What You Need to Know Editor’s Note:  Through this … Continue reading

Do Committeemen Make a Difference?

Here’s an analysis that looks at whether Republican Precinct Committeemen in McHenry County as a whole made a difference in campaigns. Conclusions? U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis did better with a committeeman. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner did worse with a … Continue reading

Second Telephone Poll Last Night

Two nights ago I received a “one-minute poll” from an unidentified source. Just three questions. Last night Susan Anderson called to ask me seven questions. The end of the survey said it was from Communications Express at 618-528-5700. Area code … Continue reading

Shoveling Sh*t for the Elephant

I went to the second most liberal college in Ohio–Oberlin College. Besides its quality (ranked first in co-ed colleges by the Chicago Tribune in 1959) and manageable size (something over 2,000), it created the Mock Political Convention. I considered Northwestern, … Continue reading

New GOP Precinct Committee Appointments, Resignations

Since the March primary election, newly-elected McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado has appointed a number of Precinct Committeemen in precincts where no one ran for the office. They are listed below. (The township and precinct number is first, … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 2

When we left Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade, the Crystal Lake Public Library entry had just passed. Next up was Congressman Peter Roskam. His wife Elizabeth was holding up one of his yard signs. Bruce Rauner’s and Randy Hultgren’s … 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

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