New Hires in Countywide Offices That Changed Hands

Morton Blackwell of The Leadership Institute is the originator of the “Personnel is policy” Law. (His “laws” can be found here.)

The Institute conducts all sorts of training courses, including for campaigns,

Who a new officeholder hires may be an indicator of his or her policies.

Here are those hired the first day by McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim:

First, David Devane was name Chief Administrative Officer.  He will paid $126,000 a year.
Devane, hiring 12-1-14 p1

Second is Sandra Salgado’s paperwork. She was named Business Manager at $95,000 per year. Previously she served on the McHenry County Board and this spring was elected Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Party.  Her work assignment is similar to that she had in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Salgado hiring p1 12-1-14Salgado hiring p2 12-1-14
In the County Treasurer’s Office Glenda Miller hired someone who worked elsewhere in County government as a Senior Financial Analyst to replace herself as Chief Deputy.

Her name is Cindy Kozlowski and she will be paid $78,719.  She is a Certified Public Accountant who has previously worked for the Treasurer’s Office.
Teas Kozlowski payrollMcHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan has hired her husband, Ed Gil, who recently resigned as Nunda Township Trustee, as Election Administration Supervisor at $48,750 per year.  He will be replacing Judith Corson.
Gill, Edward, hire 12-1-14This is not the first time that a County Clerk has hired a spouse. Vernon W. Kays hired his wife Gladys. She was the receptionist and the lowest-paid employee in the office.


New Hires in Countywide Offices That Changed Hands — 9 Comments

  1. McClellan should be ashamed of herself.

    She is using the office to line her pockets some Public Servant.

    Time for Country Republicans to stop acting like Democrats.

  2. Anyone running for office had better start recruiting poll watchers!!

  3. Salgado receives quite a pay increase by moving from Lake County Sheriff’s office to McHenry!

    Lake County shows her receiving $86,700 per year.

  4. What are Mr. Gil’s (Mr. McClellan’s). Qualifications for this position other than his wife wants to give him a job?

    As for her shame, Observer, she has none.

    Strong union lovers, both of them.

    I bet she gets the unions in any way she can.


  5. What a sleezeball.

    You think McClellan took a look at Bob and Glenda Miller and thought “Why can’t that be me?”

  6. I don’t know Gil or McClellan and while this outwardly smacks of nepotism, I did notice a couple of things that might reflect on the decision of somebody to hire Gil.

    Note that he is a REHIRE as he previously worked in Kathy Schultz’s office sometime PRIOR to August 2001 when he left the county’s employ.

    Note also that he replaced long-time employee Judy Corson who left in May 2014.

    Most interesting is that he was REHIRED on 11/18/2014 and the hiring action was approved by the HR director on 11/24/2014.

    I’m pretty sure that McClellan took office on 12/1/2014.

    I’m not saying that everything is on the up and up, but given the facts above, maybe some of you perfect people could just wait it out and see if McClellan and Gil manage to screw up as badly as you have… after all, you’re on the outside looking in.

  7. Aren’t lawyers cautioned “to avoid even the appearance of impropriety”?

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