The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board has endorsed McHenry Township Assessor Mary Mahady to replace Pam Althoff in the State Senate.
The endorsement is below:
32nd District: Departing Sen. Pamela Althoff, R-McHenry, planned to finish her term in January and transition to a position on the McHenry County Board, a seat for which she is running unopposed on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Competing for her Senate seat?
Republican McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox and Democratic McHenry Township Assessor Mary Mahady.
But then Althoff retired from the Senate unexpectedly a few weeks ago and within hours, shepherded the appointment of Wilcox to replace her.
You have a new senator.
Who knew to even apply for the job?
That’s appalling one month before the election.
Voters should get behind Mahady, of McHenry, who has a plan to reform property taxes.
She’s an expert on the abuse of homeowner exemptions, a practice that costs honest taxpayers plenty.
Send a message, McHenry County.
Are you tired of politicians handing off seats to pals instead of waiting for voters to decide?
If so, vote for Mahady.