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

Old Establishment Fields “Reform Slate”

In an email sent by McHenry County Board member Joe Gottemoller, a slate of candidates for McHenry County Republican Party officers has been revealed. The contents of the email follows: Introducing the Reform Party Slate. On Wednesday night you are … 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

GOP Invite Oops; Date Changed from 3-16 to Saturday, 3-17

The first invitation emailed out for the McHenry County Republican Party’s spring fundraiser, a corned beef dinner in a Lake in the Hills Airport hanger, said the event would be held on Friday, March 16th. The connection of eating meat … 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

Precinct Committeemen Contests Few Except in McHenry Township GOP

Haven’t done a count, but it seems that fewer people are running for party precinct committeemen. There are some contests, however, which are listed below. Most are in McHenry Township, where the Old Establishment, remnants of the Al Jourdan organization, … 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

McHenry Fiesta Days Parade Participants March Through the Rain

The McHenry Fiesta Days Parade was almost over, but I was still hanging around to see if the Republicans would have an entry. As rain and, then, hail began an entry of liberals appeared supporting universal health care. They wanted … Continue reading

Former Cary School Board President Chris Spoerl Being Put Forth by Jack Franks to Replace Andrew Gasser on the County Board

To no one’s surprise McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has nominated someone to replace Andrew Gasser who was not recommended by the County’s Republican Party. County Chairman Sandra Salgado offered Franks two GOP’s nominees: David Stieper, an attorney and … 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

GOP Seeks Applicants to Fill Gasser Spot on County Board

McHenry County Reublican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado asks those who wish to replace District 1 County Board member on the County Board to submit the following to her: Resume and brief summary of political participation outlining involvement over the past … 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