Alden Township Supervisor Preston Rea is running for the McHenry County Board in District 6, the one that covers the rural half of the county.
Rea has been a regular participant in the Township Consolidation hearings, criticizing those who support the idea.
Alden Township has the smallest population of any of the seventeen townships.
Terms are expiring for Diane Evertsen and Mary McCann.
Eleven townships are all or partially in District 6.
There are eight township officials in each township.
That is a large potential pool of campaign supporters.