Mike Mahon Sets Tone for Campaign

Before he spoke, Mike Mahon made the rounds to greet people sitting at tables throughout the room at the McHenry VFW Post.

Speaking to supporters at the McHenry VFW Thursday night, Democratic Party candidate for Sheriff Mike Mahon said he wasn’t going to complain about Republican incumbent Keith Nygren, but then talked about the incumbent’s three homes, his being a “cell phone sheriff” and his earning a $150,000 salary while getting a pension from the City of Crystal Lake.

Mike Mahon in an introspective moment while addressing the crowd at his fund raiser at the VFW Thursday night.

“The Sheriff’s Department works for a few in McHenry County…(not the many), the Lake in the Hills Democrat said.

These were part of those gathered at the fund raiser who listened to Mike Mahon speak.

“When I get elected, there are going to be changes,” he continued.

Mike Mahon as seen from behind the front rows of people listening.

“Promotions will be based on your merit,” he said.

“I will not take any political contributions any employees or anyone doing business with the Sheriff’s Department or the county,” Mahon pledged.

Mike Mahon asked candidates and officials to come forward and speak to attendees. Seen in this photo, from left to right at Kathy Bergan Schmidt, Lori McConville, Jim Kennedy, Mahon, Sally Wiggins, Paula Yensen and Bob Kaempfe. All are Democrats but Wiggins, who is seeking signatures to run as an Independent for Circuit Court Judge.

McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett.

“We’re going to cross party lines to get elected.”

After introducing the candidates present, Mahon introduced the new Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett.

“I’m to blame for him running if anybody is,” the Lake in the Hills man explained.

“He is about bringing back integrity to the office of Sheriff in McHenry County.”

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