Port Edward has pleasant memories for me all the way back to visiting the Algonquin Jaycees back in the late 1960’s.
Then it was only a small corner bar at Harrison and Route 62.
Algonquin Founders Days luncheons, fund raisers, Mother’s Day Breakfasts.
Always good food.
A gift shop to keep your wife and children out of by buying another glass of wine.
Urinals below portholes.
A host without peer–Ed Wolowiec.
Monday night the McHenry County Republican Central Committee held a fundraiser that about 100 people attended.
I was astounded that some candidates were not there. Maybe they don’t know that majority parties have to maintain an infrastructure that minority parties can ignore. Things like rent, phones, utilities, salary.
Not that candidates weren’t present.
Plenty, like Recorder of Deed Phyllis Walters brought petitions.
Barb Wheeler was doing the same and worked two streets in my precinct for signatures this afternoon with Blake Hobson.
Congressman Randy Hultgren’s employee Nick Provenzano was circulating, as was Congressman Joe Walsh’s wife Helena and new staffer Andrew Nelms, who is from Genoa.
I mentioned that State Rep. candidate Barb Wheeler was courting votes. So were two candidates from the 52nd District Mark Beaubien used to represent.
Appointed State Rep. Kent Gaffney was there with his wife Elizabeth.
So was former 8th Congressional District candidate David McSweeney, now running against Gaffney.
There are three candidates running for the empty 33rd District State Senate seat. The only one to show up was Kane County Board member Karen McConnaughay.
McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren was making the rounds.
He was introducing his chosen successor, Undersheriff Andy Zinke, although Zinke was doing that well enough by himself before Nygren arrived.
So was McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi. I did not see the Sheriff and the State’s Attorney conversing.
McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer was busy gathering petition signatures.
Candidate for McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski was courting support at Port Edward, too.
There were a good number of McHenry County Board members and a couple of township officials.
The County Board members were spread throughout the room. No open meetings violations for these folks.
Some, like District 1’s Anna May Miller and her husband, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner, I didn’t get photos of. Anyone who feels aggrieved can not their attendance in the comment section.