One day after McHenry County Board Finance Chairman Scott Breeden made it know that he is not running for re-election, Crystal Lake City Councilwoman Carolyn Schofield announced her candidacy for the vacancy.
Actually all four seats are up for election. The three other incumbents,
- County Board Chairman Ken Koehler,
- Jim Heisler and
- Donna Kurtz
are running for re-election.
Schofield lives on the southwestern part of Crystal Lake. Her precinct was in District 5 until reapportionment added it to District 2.
Considering the pay is about $20,000 a year, plus good health insurance insurance that can be worth about another $20,000 for a family with children, more non-incumbent challengers can be expected.
Below is Schofield’s press release:
Carolyn Schofield Announces Her Election Bid for McHenry County Board – District 2
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – Carolyn Schofield is announcing that she will seek election to the McHenry County Board. Since her election to the Crystal Lake City Council in 2009, she has worked hard to represent the best interests of the people of Crystal Lake.
As a City Councilwoman Schofield worked with City Staff to develop and implement the current rain barrel incentive program to promote water conservation.
Schofield also worked with the County on issues such as formal recognition and adoption of the Crystal Lake Watershed into the County’s Storm Water Management ordinance as well as potential regulations of coal tar sealants across the county.
As a council member, Schofield has established a strong record of innovation, sound policy-making, and fiscal discipline.
In addition to her service as a City Councilwoman, Carolyn Schofield brings an extensive background in planning and zoning.
She served on the Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission for 10 years and is a member of the McHenry County Council of Governments Water Policy Task Force committee.
For her many years of service to the Crystal Lake community Schofield received the 2009 Crystal Lake Jaycee Distinguished Service Award in recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service.
Schofield has established a record as a practical, common sense oriented policymaker due in part to her training and work as an engineer in the private sector for over ten years.
Schofield recognizes the value her engineering experience will bring to County Government.
“I am confident that my technical skills and experience will be valuable in making critical decisions on issues facing county government, such as land use and ground water protection, which will affect our county for years to come.”
Carolyn Schofield resides in Crystal Lake with her husband Steve, their three children, and their three dogs.