McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer resigned last month.
Her top assistant was Shannon Teresi, the woman now running the office.
She has an impressive resume, published previously.
Last night she attended McHenry County Board member Michael Rein’s Woodstock fundraiser.
That’s where I found the card (enlarged below) that is being distributed on her behalf:
McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has asked for applications and, presumably, is interviewing candidates.
Before asking for applications, there was a Northwest Herald story indicating that former Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 Board member Nancy Gonsiorek wanted the job and agreed with Franks that the elected office of Auditor should be abolished.
The abolition argument did not sit well with those who believe that government needs checks and balances.
Many saw it as just one more effort of Franks to centralize power.
Teresi is asking for the support of County Board members.
If Franks nominates the one he appeared to endorse in the NWH article, he will have to gain a majority of County Board votes to put her in office.
Failing such a majority, Franks probably submit another person’s name.
Or he might just refuse to do so in a fit of pique.
That would leave Teresi in charge of the office until whoever is elected in November to fill out the two-year term took office in December.
The person selected by the McHenry County Republican Central Committee.
Five people applied for the post.