Following in his father Chuck’s and his grandparents Millie and Howard Ruth’s footsteps, as well as his Great Grandfather’s, Eric Ruth won the Republican nomination for McHenry County’s Grafton Township Supervisor in Tuesday’s Primary Election.
Ruth decisively defeated Joseph Holtorf.
Incumbent Road Commissioner Tom Poznanski won re-election over Frank Kearns and Steven Stolzman.
The Township Clerk office was captured by Ruth running mate Kathleen Watson. Dina Frigo ran second.
With 1,103 votes showing for Township Supervisor, the posted election results are below:
- ERIC RUTH (REP) 757 68.63%
- JOSEPH H HOLTORF (REP) 342 31.01%
- DINA FRIGO (REP) 414 38.05%
- KATHLEEN M WATSON (REP) 673 61.86%
- Write-in (REP) 169 100.00% (These may or may not all be for registered write-in candidate Al Zielinski.)
- STEVEN T STOLZMAN (REP) 153 13.90%
- TOM POZNANSKI (REP) 512 46.50%
- FRANK J KEARNS (REP) 432 39.24%
- SEAN CRATTY (REP) 705 28.26%
- THOMAS D WELCH (REP) 729 29.22%
- DANIEL G ZILLER, JR. (REP) 779 31.22%
- Write-in (REP) 282 11.30% (Linda Moore and Matthew registered as write-in candidates.)
22 percent of the ballots cast to date were Early and Absentee votes.
Algonquin Township accounted for almost 59 percent of total ballots cast based on the published numbers for Highway Commissioner.
Remember that this was a primary election and very few people who normally vote for Democrats actually came out to vote.
In addition, those who call themselves Independents do not vote in primaries.
Let us pray more people come out to vote in April when the REAL tax and spender offices are up for election!
Congratulations to the winners.
They were all good choices.
Which write in won the trustee spot?