Cal Skinner’s Algonquin Township Precinct 7 Endorsement Letter

Here is the letter that I am taking to residents of my precinct:

Cal Skinner

Republican Precinct Committeeman
Home with the tree house on Lake Ave.

It’s time to look at who is running for office and figure out who is most likely to help our bottom line.

Craig Wilcox

Craig Wilcox is running for the State Senate, having been appointed to the office after Pam Althoff resigned to run for County Board in the McHenry area.

Wilcox was a stellar watchdog on the McHenry County Board before resigning to take her State Senate seat. For one small example, he focused like a laser on the two improperly hired patronage employees hired by Jack Franks. Regardless of the subject, he could be counted upon to be prepared and be on the side of the taxpayer.

Wilcox is running against the 4th worst Township Assessor in McHenry County, Mary Mahady. Her assessments in McHenry Township are just as likely to be 19% too high as 19% too low as correct. Half are within 19% of the mid-point of all assessment percentages, while the rest are higher or lower.

Tom Weber

State Rep. to replace retiring Barb Wheeler is Lake County Board member Tom Weber. Weber found a $1.3 million surplus in the Lake County Forest Preserve bank account and was instrumental in getting it

Erika Harold

returned to the taxpayers.

Running for state office, the Republican star is Attorney General candidate Erika Herald. In Woodstock, she showed herself to be one tough and resilient person. Her primary focus will be on corruption, a subject the current AG ignores.

No one is going to tell Erika Herald what to do. (What a change from having Mike Madigan’s daughter in the office.)

For Governor, we have all seen many more TV ads that we would have liked to.

There is one issue that has not been mentioned. That’s the drawing of legislative and congressional district boundaries.

With Democrats in control of the General Assembly and the Governor’s Office, Mike Madigan cut Crystal Lake into THREE State Senate and THREE State Rep. Districts. Even the candidates don’t seem to know where their district lines are.

Bruce Rauner

Country Club additions is in TWO congressional districts. The east side

is now represented by Peter Roskam; the west by Randy Hultgren.

That is the reason I am going to vote for Governor Bruce Rauner, besides the probability that the Democrats will pass a graduated state income tax that will probably negatively affect a lot of us in our neighborhood.

For Congress, we have to decide whether we want Nancy Pelosi to be House Speaker again. I don’t.

Peter Roskam

How can we forget her comment about the Obamacare bill:

“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Joe Tirio

I served with Peter Roskam in the Illinois House of Representatives in the 1990’s and

found him to be a reasonable conservative whom I support for re-election.

County Recorder Joe Tirio will make an outstanding County Clerk. His opponent calibrates machines in a Woodstock manufacturing plant.

Josh Howell

For County Board, Josh Howell, now on the Cary Grade School Board, helped save his taxpayers $4.7 million.

Carolyn Schofield

His running mate is former County Board member Carolyn Schofield, who led the Township Consolidation Task Force.


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If you are a Republican or a Democratic Precinct Committeeman and would like to share your precinct letter, email it to me. (The email address is on the left hand side of the screen.)


Cal Skinner’s Algonquin Township Precinct 7 Endorsement Letter — 8 Comments

  1. How can we forget her comment about the Obamacare bill: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

    How can we forget the Republicans voted for a tax bill and ACA repeal bill that wasn’t even scored by the CBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Turns out the tax bill did exactly what the CBO said it would do – blow a huge hole in the deficit.

    The lie was the tax bill would pay for itself.

    It didn’t.

    Turns out the CBO said the health care bill would have taken away heath insurance for 23 million people.

  2. Cal, you’re good.

    Keep this blog going.

    We need an antidote to the fake news NWH.

  3. Sunshine blogger, nothing more convincing than the argument against dangerous Drew Georgi. I’ve never trusted machine calibrators. Stay tuned…10 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  4. So am I understanding this right?

    Cal, are you endorsing Carolyn Scofield for County Board!?

  5. I am the Republican Precinct Committeeman and intend to vote for Carolyn.

  6. That’s right Cat Boy, 10 days until the Red Wave – tic, tock, tic tock, tic, tock…

  7. Slightly off topic, but election related:

    I voted early at the county building the other dzy and. . .

    1) how was it determined that EVERY Democratic candidate(s) was in the first position, across the board. Is that determined by lottery for the entire ballot or by lottery for each elected office?

    2) Technically, the “secret” ballot is now a thing of the past. You go into the booth and each office/issue is on a LARGE, easy to read screen. Anyone passing by can see what your vote is by the nice big check mark as you work your way through the ballot. I was tucked into the corner with my back to the wall so it wsan’t an issue for me. My wife, however, said that her screen was exposed to individuals passing by. Not good.

    3) In the same vein, once YOUR voting machine prints out your ballot, you take it over to one of the judges who is standing by the electronic ballot box. You have to insert your printed ballot face UP which allows the judge to look at it as you insert it. Since the party you vote for is printed out, it’s easy for ANYONE standing there to see how you voted for, let’s say governor. The way my judge was standing, he’d have to have closed his eyes to not see how I voted. Not only did he tell me how to insert it (which instruction I did not need), he had his finger pointing at the slot and it was within a couple of inches. Why the hell couldn’t they design a machine that would allow you to insert it upside down thus making it “invisible” to the judge.

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