State Rep. Mike Tryon has retired as Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, but from the attendance at his Huntley Fish Boil. you couldn’t tell it.
Tryon’s district stretches down the Randall Road corridor to St. Charles now. (He reminded me that Crystal Lake had been cut into three state rep. districts by Michael Madigan in order to break up the Crystal Lake power base.)
When he spoke to the crowd, he said,
“I found out the issues are the same there as they are here.”
The keynote speaker was Congressman Peter Roskam.
Roskam represents only Algonquin Township in McHenry County, but he does have some of eastern Kane County.
The U.S. Representative gave a rousing speech.
Commenting on Washington, he said,
“It’s not as if you are misperceiving how it is.”
Later in his talk, he asked,
“Are we the generation…who says we can’t figure it out?
“The temptation we need to [overcome] is the temptation to become discouraged.”
Roskam advised Republicans to do two things. Articulate
1. the vision of what our Party is about and
2. the steps along the way to reach the vision.
He quoted Thomas Jefferson, whom he characterized as “a big thinker.”
Part was that “the ground of liberty is gained by inches.”
All the countywide elected officials and candidates were in attendance, except Sheriff Keith Nygren, Treasurer Bill LeFew and County Clerk candidate Mary McClellan. (I arrived at 6, so some I don’t mention may have come and left early.)
Recorder of Deeds Phyllis Walters, County Clerk Kathie Schultz, Circuit Clerk Kathleen Keefe, State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi, Coroner Anne Majewski, Auditor Pam Palmer,Treasurer candidate Glenda Miller and Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim were there.
County Board members and candidates that I saw included Mike Skala, Ken Koehler, Nick Provenzano, Sandy Salgado, John Hammerand, Anna May Miller and Michael Rein.
Township officials I recognized were Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller and Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery.
RTA Board member Blake Hobson, Crystal Lake City Councilman Jeff Thorsen and Wonder Lake Fire Protection District Trustee Cheryl Hammerand were among other officials I remember attending.
This was probably a nice event BUT I wouldn’t have tried any appetizers if they reflected the writing on the wall. l.o.l.
Copy, crop the other character out.
This Pol and the turkey are getting a nice spot on my office wall.
Best pic ever on this site!
Which character should be cropped out?
hahaha the testicle impaired turkey, like slick Nick
I talked to several pols there and I actually found Nick Provenzano to be the most thorough in answering my questions.
Hey Joe ……… you back shilling? …or just shilly-shallying, as usual?
Tryon is a palbable disgrace to GOP principles …. but a perfect representative of what’s wrong w/ the Illinois Republirat Party.
I’m so delighted the serfs finally had enough of Tyrant Tryon, and he got the boot as CC Commissar ………
I remember when he shilled for his buddy Franks a couple summers ago, and knifed a decent lady who only wanted to run against Jacko-of-all-trades, the same-sex marriage booster.
You must be thinking of a different Joe because I don’t post very frequently on here.
Anybody can write anything they want as for names. There are a few people who post as “Joe”. My comment was about a conversation I had with Nick Provenzano regarding the recent vote to release an audit.
Had nothing to do with Mike Tryon.
And you do realize that gay marriage bans are being struck down everywhere due to the Equal Protection Clause, right?
Even Rauner’s position is not a socially conservative one per se, (he’s actually making it a habit to NOT talk about social issues, which I think is smart if he wants to be competitive in a blue state [his major points focus on education, debt reduction, lower taxes, job growth, and, until recently, term limits]) he supports it being decided democratically through a referendum.
My guess is that if it were up to voters in Illinois, they would approve of gay marriage.
I believe you are referring to Tonya Franklin?
I’m as perplexed and disappointed as many others as to why the GOP establishment thought it was better to run nobody against Franks than somebody.
You live in a dream world Joe …same-sex marriage wouldn’t win in a statewide plebiscite ….. Even in California, same-sex marriage was voted DOWN … w/ black voters who turned out in droves for Obama voting 90% against same sex marriage (Proposition 8) in ’08.
Look at some of the Tea Party people who got the nomination and lost winnable elections within the last 4 years–there are some notable Gubernatorial and Senatorial races and it was due to their far right stances on social issues. It’s not a winner, especially in blue states.
How many gay marriage bans have been upheld in court and how many have been struck down?
The hypothetical vote is irrelevant because Illinois has had a court ruling.
It’s not right to deny individuals something just because the majority wants to.