In our first look at National Convention Delegate and Alternate filings, the only Democrat was Hillary Clinton.
Now, two more candidates have filed petitions–Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders.
Jan Sorensen from 969 Golf Course Road in Crystal Lake is the only Delegate candidates for the two Presidential hopefuls who is from Algonquin Township, the part of McHenry County in Peter Roskam’s 6th Congressional District.
Sorensen seeks to represent Sanders in the Democratic National Convention.
Running as an Alternate Delegate from McCullum Lake is Luis Aguilar
In the Republican Primary, newly-filed candidates in the 6th District are
- Ben Carson
- John Kasich
- Marco Rubio
The only name that might ring a bell is Nick Sauer, running as an Alternate Delegate for Rubio. He is a Lake County Board member from the Barrington area, who is running for State Representative Ed Sullivan’s seat without opposition.
None of the newly-filed 6th District Republican candidates are from McHenry County.
In the 14th Congressional District, represented by Randy Hultgren, new slates were filed for
- Carly Fiorina
- Rand Paul
- Marco Rubio
- Rick Santorum
Eric Carl Hendricks and Michael Smyk, both of Marengo, are Delegate candidates for Paul.
State Rep. Barb Wheeler is a Delegate candidate for Rubio.
Two familiar names are running as Delegates for Santorum:
- Irene Napier
- Kathy Salvi
- Alex Pietrarosso of Marengo for Paul
- William Tell from Huntley for Carson
Former State Rep. Al Salvi is also an alternate for Marco Rubio.
Salvi was the state chairman for Santorum last time around.
This year his wife Kathy is running as a delegate for Santorum.