Two Crystal Lake City Councilwomen Announce Re-Election Bids

There were four people who have run for the Crystal Lake City Council at Wednesday’s McHenry County Republican Central Committee meeting at the VFW in Woodstock.

The first two I saw were incumbents Ellen Brady Mueller and Cathy Ferguson. Since their terms are expiring next spring, I asked them if they were running for re-election.

Ellen Brady Mueller and Cathy Ferguson after being asked if they were running for re-election to the Crystal Lake City Council.

At first, one said, “Yes,” and the other said, “No.”

They they looked at each other with amusement and both said, “Yes.”

Four years ago they ran a joint campaign.

Two unsuccessful challengers from two years ago have since become precinct committeemen. They are Mike Shorten and Kay Stanish.

Neither were willing to reveal their intentions.

The third city councilman whose term is up is Brett Hopkins, who won election for the first time four years ago, advancing from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

He is also running for re-election.

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