Disappointment with League of Women Voters’ Senate Candidate Forum

When the six candidates running for the State Senate appeared at a forum conducted by the McHenry County League of Women Voters, I submitted a question which was not asked.

It asked candidates if they would have another job while serving in the State Senate.

Questions had to be answerable by all candidates and that one certainly could have been.

Mary Mahady

Considering one candidate McHenry Township Assessor Mary Malady has been reported to have said she intended to remain as Assessor, if elected, her answer would have been significant for voters to know.


Candidates like McHenry County Board Chairman Dianne Klemm lost her quest to be elected Algonquin Township Supervisor when her opponent Pat Floeter put up signs stating that Klemm would be a “double-dipper.”

Being a “double-dipper” is not looked upon kindly by McHenry County voters.

Even candidates who have retired from military service have been accused of being “double-dippers” because they receive pensions they have earned and, if elected, would be paid a public salary.

So, League’s refusing to ask the question was disappointing.


Disappointment with League of Women Voters’ Senate Candidate Forum — 6 Comments

  1. The League forums are a joke.

    Often there are so many candidates on the stage that no one can give a meaningful answer to anything.

    Questions are censored.

    If one candidate boycotts knowing how inconsequential it is, the other candidate is not allowed to participate.

    Very few people are in attendance who are not already associated with the candidates.

    The newspaper coverage is limited to one sound bite per candidate.

    At least this blog is providing a more comprehensive coverage for those few people who read it.

  2. Mahady’s rat-friends spiked the question.

    What’s so shocking about that?

    That’s the left for you.

    League of Women Vixens.

    I’m surprised Mahady didn’t gin up some phony classmate from Wilcox’s elementary school past in Conn. to say he wickedly pulled her pig-tails or even worse

  3. Queen Mahady must be served.

    But don’t dare question her on anything — she hisses!

  4. Mary Mahady and the Death March of the McHenry Township Taxpayers

    “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,

    And Taxpayer Mourners to and fro

    Kept treading – treading – till it seemed

    That Sense was breaking through –

    And when they all were seated,

    A Service, like a Drum –

    Kept beating – beating – till I thought

    My mind was going numb –

    And then I saw Mary Mahady ascend her throne, and gravely intone,

    “Come to your own funeral my pretties, I’ll ne’er lift my bony fingers to help ye!”

    And creak across my Soul

    With those same Mahady Boots of Lead, again,

    Then Space – began to toll,

    As all the Heavens were a Bell,

    And Being, but an Ear,

    And I, and Silence, some strange Race,

    Wrecked, solitary, here –

    And then a Plank in Reason, broke,

    And I dropped down, and down –

    And hit a stark poverty, at every plunge,

    And Finished knowing – then –

    I said,

    “Mary, you betrayed us all and skinned us each ALIVE!

    You taxed us from or home and hearth to feed yourself full fat.

    You are dirty and we revolt ‘gainst your crookedness and guile.”

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