I was at the District 155 High School Board meeting Tuesday night and didn’t bother to listen to the concurrent McHenry County Board meeting tape.
Had I, I would have heard District 3 County Board member Mike Walkup announce his resignation.
Now, I’m told the Northwest Herald has an article on the subject, so, for those who do not read the NWH, now you know.
My understanding is that Walkup moved to Minnesota to be near his family.
When Walkup is out of office in December, Chairman Jack Franks will get to appoint his third Republican.
He has previously appointed District 1’s Chris Spoerl to replace Andrew Gasser and is due to appoint a replacement for Craig Wilcox in District 4.
My guess is that Franks will appoint Nancy Gonsiorek.
She withdrew from the Republican Primary Election to stand by Franks endorsing the Democrat’s proposal to get rid of the McHenry County Auditor as an elected post.
She was Frank’s choice to replace Pam Palmer as County Auditor.
Franks’ plan was to put a referendum on the ballot to abolish this fall to allow voters to abolish the office.
Republicans on the County Board, however, sent a persuasive message to Franks that they would not approve Gonsiorek to replace Palmer, that they supported appointing Palmer Chief Deputy Shannon Teresi.
In the end, Franks faced the reality that he would have a very public ratification failure if he appointed Gonsiorek Auditor and capitulated to the wishes of the Board Republicans.