The following email came from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado:
Attached is the party recommendation for District 2, County Board.
The committee vetted the candidates and Jeff Thorsen was the only one who could speak to the issues with some depth of knowledge and is the only one who has the track record of working for the tax payers in an elected position.
This is not a “how does the person work with other board members” position as suggested by the board chair at last nights county board meeting.
The party will support Jeff Thorsen 100%.
Following is yesterday’s letter to McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller accompanying the email:
Dear Chairman Gottemoller:
The McHenry County Republican Party appreciates the opportunity to make a recommendation to you for the appointment to the vacant Republican County Board District 2 seat.
This is a very important position within County Government to continue to serve our constituents in a conservative and fiscally responsible way.
Last evening a committee of five Precinct Committeemen from County Board District 2 spent three hours interviewing all five candidates.
Each candidate was asked the same questions and given the same opportunity to ask the Party questions.
After deliberation of the interviews, the McHenry County Republican Party is confident that our recommendation will serve the board and constituents with the highest ethics and values.
The McHenry County Republican Party recommends Mr. Jeffrey Thorsen for your appointment to fill the vacant Republican County Board District 2 seat.
We will look forward to working with County Board and all our other representatives as we all strive to reduce taxes, decrease government and serve our tax payers before self.
Sandra Fay Salgado