Contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman are few and far between.
This year there is a repeat of a three-way race in Seneca 1.
R Mark Gummerson, who won the seat in 2012 from McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster (also running for re-election to the County Board), is facing off against her, plus Robert W. Schlenkert.
In Dorr Township Precinct 10, incumbent Andrew Zinke, who is running for Sheriff, is pitted against former Republican Precinct Committeeman and County Board candidate Zane R. Seipler.
In Dorr 11 incumbent John Jung Jr. faces off against Robert T. Hanlon.
Richmond 3 also has a contest.
Victoria McGrath of Wonder Lake is running against incumbent Tamara A. Valentine‐Garza, former Township Supervisor.
In McHenry 19, a Wonder Lake precinct, incumbent Sue Draffkorn, a McHenry County Board member, is being challenged by Fred Kieltyka.
John D Hammerand, incumbent Precinct Committeeman, is running against James Romano in McHenry 33.
Both are from Wonder Lake.
In central Crystal Lake’s Nunda 13, second place Nunda Township Road Commissioner candidate Ron Parrish is running against incumbent James Becker.
East of the Fox River in Algonquin incumbent Sean Murphy finds himself challenged by Jonathan J. Knight.
Fox River Grove’s Algonquin 45’s Precinct Committeeman Sharon Meroni is retiring. She is the one who spearheaded the unsuccessful effort to gain McHenry County Republican Central Committee approval for Tonya Franklin to run against Democratic Party State Representative Jack Franks, who ended up with a free ride to a sixth term in Springfield.
There, 18-year old Jenna Wing and Richard J. Duresa are running against each other. Wing was credited with the idea of having a Meet and Greet in Fox River Grove’s Panera with Bruce Rauner, one of four Republican candidates for Governor.
And that brings us to the title of our article.
Today I received a postcard from Wing which I assume she mailed to those in her precinct, too.
The other side says, “Thank you for voting for me.”