Dozen File to Run as Write-ins in McHenry County, including Obama Opponent

Jeff Thirtyacre

Below are the people who have filed to run write-in campaigns in McHenry County:

For public officer there are two Democrats:

  • John Joseph Polachek  – United States President [Polachek did not filed a copy, not an original document, so there will not be a write-in spot for President on the ballot]
  • Jeff S. Thirtyacre –  64th District Representative

Polackek isn’t local.  He is from Chicago.  The link to Thirtyacre has his background.  He will have to obtain 500 votes to appear on the fall ballot against Republican Barb Wheeler.

For Republican Precinct Committeeman, there are six:

Dave Goss

  • Cynthia Allen Schenk – Marengo 3
  • Michael Clarke – Chemung 3
  • Donald J. Drzal –  Grafton 18
  • Mark Widhalm – McHenry 3
  • David Goss – Algonquin 38
  • Sharon Ann Meroni – Algonquin 45
  • Kenneth Poling –  Algonquin 54

Cynthia Allen Schenk was an unsuccessful candidate for the Marengo Grade School Board last year.

Michael Clarke is a newly-elected Alderman in Harvard.  “I was the only city council member who voted against raising Harvard’s property tax levy,” he told me.

Donald J. Drzal is on Huntley’s District 158 School Board.  He was aligned with the Grafton Township Trustees at the Annual Meeting two years ago, I found when I ran a search of his name in past McHenry County Blog articles.

Mark Widhalm is running on the Ron Paul slate for Delegate to the National Convention.

Dave Goss is a former Crystal Lake City Councilman who now serves on the city’s Planning and Zoning Board.

Sharon Ann Meroni runs Defend the Vote, an organization that seems to be a lineal descendent of Operation LEAP (Legal Elections in All Precincts)  and filed an objection to President Barack Obama’s petitions.

Ken Poling was active in politics in Michigan before moving to Crystal Lake.

For Democratic Precinct Committeeman, there are three:

  • Robert S. Jackson – Dorr 8
  • Barbara Bovinet – McHenry 14
  • Sandra Bartholmey – Algonquin 10

Richard S. Jackson

Barbara Bovinet

Robert S. Jackson of Woodstock was an unsuccessful candidate for the McHenry County College Board
last year. reports that Barbara Bovinet’s interests line in human rights and criminal justice from the petitions she has signed.


Dozen File to Run as Write-ins in McHenry County, including Obama Opponent — 3 Comments

  1. who ever is the Democrat chairman is about the dumest person in the county. write in great idea. da

  2. I decided to run because I think the working class needs a Representative in Springfield. The rich have allot of reps there.

    I am a Teamster and have been for 20 yrs our rights as workers should be first. We do the jobs the rich don’t want to. And they get all the tax breaks, this need to stop.

    Everyday I’m reminded of it.

    I’ve worked for the State of Illinois for 20yrs now and it gets Micromanaged more and more everyday.

    When I started in 1992 we were talked to about allowing the State to borrow from our retirement to help with the deficit and that they would pay it back when they received the money from taxes and other income.

    Well here we are 20 yrs later and i read our retirement is the problem with our state.

    I put in 8.5% a pay check that includes overtime and They want to increase that to 13%, I’m only allowed 2.5%.

    The politicians put in 11.25 % and get back 12% so where is the difference going?

    Anyone can see that its not our retirement but the politicians that are making out on this deal.

    They want to cut our kids education and things so they can give their Contract buddies back campaign funds they get during election time. Y

    ou wonder why the roads aren’t salted before a storm.

    They are making cuts when it comes to peoples lives.

    We don’t matter anymore just the bottom line.

    They aren’t even paying our health insurance, but do you think theirs is payed?

    I’m tired of getting bills from the hospital because the insurance company hasn’t received payment from my employer.

    I’m tired of hearing its my fault there aren’t jobs.

    The people in Springfield are the problem they aren’t doing their jobs.

    I want to replace one so there will be someone down there willing to help the people and not themselves.

    I hear everyday that you can’t change it.

    I believe we can change it and the way to do this is vote out the ones responsible.

    Write in Jeff Thirtyacre under State Representative 64th District. We can make a difference.

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