Larry Smith of Harvard Running for County Board as Independent

Larry W. Smith

Expressing dissatisfaction at the lack of uniformity in voting from Republicans in District 6, Larry W. Smith, former owner of Re/Max Heartland North has decided to run for the McHenry County Board.

“I’ve recently sold my business,” he told me, “so I have some time to dedicate to it.”

While retired he continues to be licensed to sell real estate with Prudential First Reality.on

“I got interested because of some information sent out in the primary–A couple of our current reps from the same political party in the same District voting completely opposite on several important issues.”

Mentioned on Smith’s web site are the following issues:

  1. Gov. shell games.
  2. Unintended Consequences of Growth/Development.
  3. County Public Bus Service.
  4. Stormwater Ordinance.
  5. Contracting for waste hauling in the county. 6) County Housing Dept.

Smith told me that he didn’t think there was enough density to justify a bus service in District 6 and questioned some requirements under the Stormwater Ordinance.

“I’ve been going to the County Board meetings,” he explained, but admitted he “was still learning.”

He has posted the following illustration of the divergent voting records of Reublicans in District 6, but doesn’t tell which two of the three incumbents running for re-election–Ersel Schuster, Diane Evertson and Mary McCann–he is referring to:

Larry W. Smith points out that votes are cast on opposite sides of the issue by District 6 Republicans.


Smith also asks,

“Why is our County Board using taxpayer money to pay a lobbyist group in Springfield that is backing numerous bills aimed at curtailing our open government laws?”

“My goal as a County Board member will be to use my experience and what some have referred to as “my common sense approach” to represent the people of District 6 to the best of my ability,” the self-employed business owner in McHenry County for over 30 year posts on his web site.

He states he is a “fiscal conservative.”


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