Former Huntley School District 158 Board President is running for the McHenry County Board in a very crowded District contest.
Today he sent me the link to his new web site.
It’s pretty sparse at the moment, but there is an image of what looks like a future yard sign.
Here’s what he says to potential constituents:
I am a ten year resident of McHenry County; my wife Angela and I are raising our two daughters in unincorporated Coral Township. I am a veteran police sergeant for a large suburban municipality, Republican Precinct Committeeman, and former president of the District 158 Board of Education.
I have a solid record of leadership, fiscal accountability, and transparency in government. During my five year tenure on the school board (2005-2010), the district got its finances in order, experienced significant gains in student achievement, and attained true reform in openness and transparency.
As a McHenry County Board member, I will be committed to
- fostering responsible growth,
- insisting on pro-business and pro-jobs policies,
- conserving open space,
- protecting ground water supplies,
- ensuring governmental transparency, and
- safeguarding taxpayers’ interests.
I look forward to serving you, and thank you for your support.
This is going to be a race where candidates who identifies enough votes and gets them to the polls will probably win.
10,644 votes cast in the 2008 Presidential Primary Election.
8,942 case in the 2010 Republican Primary with 34,000 registered voters.
Those totals are for two-position races.
Four seats up in 2012, so there will be twice as many votes.
Let’s say 22,000 votes to be expected (work with 25,000 to be safe).
Divide the number of candidates into 25,000-27,000 and what do you get?n
If it’s nine candidates, an even split would mean winner would end up getting 3,000 or so votes. Randy Donley received 2,943 in 2008 with five candidates.
The top vote getter in 2010 was Mary McCann. She received 2,541 votes also in a five-candidate race.
Candidates should make their own estimates and try to identify that many supporters and get them to the polls.
Whoever does that best will probably win.