in response to a Freedom of Information Act request I have discovered that McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke is not precluded by the Federal Hatch Act from running in the Republican primary for Sheriff in 2014.
The short answer was contained in an email which arrived on March 19th. You can see it below:
The U.S. Justice Department Office of Special Counsel’s Mary Larson emailed Undersheriff Andy Zinke on March 19, 2012, that she had determined that he was not covered by the Federal Hatch Act.
The March 19th letter follows:
The March 19, 2012, rejecting the complaint that Andy Zinke was covered by the Hatch Act and, therefore, could not run for the Republican nomination for Sheriff. Click to enlarge.
Click to enlarge the second page of the March 19, 2012, letter that says Andrew Zinke is not in violation of the Federal Hatch Act.
You may remember that the organization chart was changed
for the Sheriff’s Department for the coming budget year.
The Hatch Act conditions can be found here.