I don’t know what John Hammerand did right, but he’s running first when neither his ballot position (in the middle) nor his gender would have led one to predict it.
Of course, he is an incumbent who works his constituents even when he is not running for election.
The other two incumbents running for re-election, Sue Draffkorn and Sandra Salgado are running close enough behind with 80% of the vote counted that their re-nomination seems assured.
Filling the slot left vacant by Pete Merkel is newcomer Linda Kvidera Murphy, Brent Smith’s sister-in-law. I’m curious to know how many doors she knocked on.
I saw no campaign from the former head of Family Services, Robert Martens. Ed Varga had an internet presence, but if he mailed, he didn’t share any with McHenry County Blog.