GOP Schedules Second Vote to Put Shannon Teresi on Fall Ballot for Auditor

A special meeting of the McHenry County Central Committee has been called for Wednesday. May 23, 2918. Having met to elect officers less than a month ago, such a meeting is unusual. On the agenda is the election of County … Continue reading

“Secret” GOP Meeting Not Entirely Secret

A commenter made mention of a secret meeting of Republicans and I asked for details. Turns out the “invitation only” meeting on Saturday afternoon at the Crystal Lake GOP Headquarters (my 1973 State Rep. office) has been posted on the … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committeeman Sees Bias in NWH Reporting of Republican Party Leadership Elections

Newly-elected Dorr Township Repubolican Precinct Committeeman Richard Rostron submitted the opinion column below to the Editor of the Northwest Herald. It was rejected. I would note that background information was not given yesterday on the woman elected to lead the … Continue reading

How GOP Committeemen Voted in the County Convention

In a massive step toward transparency, newly-elected Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen has released who voted for Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary at Wednesday’s Rep;ublican Central Committee Convention.  (Treasurer Rachael Lawrence was elected by acclamation.) Plane Alan ALD 1 260 … Continue reading

Three Women, One Man Elected to Lead McHenry County Republicans

Four elected officials have been selected to lead the McHenry County Republican Central Committee for the next two years. They were all from the coalition put together four years ago when Sandra Salgado won the chairmanship. Elected Chairman to replace … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Running for Vice Chairmanship of GOP Central Committee

McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler, re-nominated despite opposition from allies of Democratic Party Board Chairman Jack Franks is seeking the Vice Chairmanship of the County Republican Party. Two post cards have been sent to Precinct Committeemen in his campaign. … Continue reading

Both Party’s Chairmen Retiring

April 18th will be an interesting night. That the date both the Republican and Democratic Parties will hold conventions to select who whill lead them for the next two years. Long-time Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett is not running for … Continue reading

Mark Daniel Running for McHenry Couynty GOP Chairman

There will be a contest for McHenry County Repyublicanb Central Committee Chairman on Wednesday night at the McHenry VFW at 7 PM. Current Republican Party Secretary Diane Evertsen is being challenged by Nunda Township Precinct Committeeman Mark Daniel. Daniel faced … Continue reading

Second Candidate for County Auditor, Shannon Teresi, Certified Fraud Examiner, Surfaces

Candidates’ Opinions Differ On Abolishing the Auditor Monday was the last day interested persons could email their resume and cover letter to County Board Chairman Jack Franks for a chance at filling the Auditor position. CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner … Continue reading

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

Patrick Kenneally Fundraiser at Three Oaks Recreation Area – Part 2

There was more mingling, but from the photos I took, it appears I was more interested in talking to  McHenry County Board members. Having been told Thursday night that a Request for Qualifications for a firm to seek companies interested … Continue reading

GOP Recommends Either Dave Stieper or Ralph Sasso to Replace Andrew Gasser on County Board

A press release from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: County Board Vacancy District 1 The McHenry County Republican Party is excited to announce our two candidate nominees for the County Board vacancy in District 1. Mr. Gasser served … Continue reading

Head of Republican Party Endorses “Real” Republicans

Three years ago insurgent Republicans captured control of both the McHenry County Republican Central Committee and the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee. This year remnants of the prior regime, still holding office in McHenry Township failed to obtain the GOP … Continue reading

Presidential Debate Party at Johnsburg Moose

McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado is inviting folks to the Johnsburg Moose Lodge to watch the Presidential Debate on Monday. Below is her message: Please join me and the rest of the McHenry County Republican Party for a … Continue reading

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

Foglia Sents Checks to Republicans

The man who built Sage Products and his wife are writing some big checks to McHenry County Republicans. Here’s what shows up for the fall election: $10,000 – Republican Central Committee of McHenry County $10,800 – Committee for Michael Walkup … Continue reading

County Fair Politics and Religion

Took a swing through the McHenry County Fair this afternoon. Figured it would be cooler than tomorrow. Coming in the back door in the best air conditioned building, I spotted the McHenry County Citizens for Choice first. Across the aisle, … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 2

Yesterday, I told you most of what happened to me before the parade (one surprise to come later). Today, let’s look at the politicians courting voters in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade. I had to walk through these poms each … Continue reading