McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield is not running for re-election.
Instread she is running for Lt. Governor with former State Senator Paul Schimpf.
Schimpf is from Southern Illinois and, of course, Schofield is from the Chicago metropolitan area.
And, she is from the Republican vote-rich County of McHenry, which has Woodsotck’s Gary Rabine as a candidate and has seen active campaigned by candidate Darren Bailey.
Schofield has run for the Republican nomination for State Representative twice, losing both times to Allen Skillicorn.
The first time she carried the McHenry County portion of the district.
She did not the second timer.
After losing the first time, Schofield was again elected to the County Board.
Prior to winning her County Board seat, Schofield served four years on the Crystal Lake City Council, having lost once before becoming victorious.
She served on the planning and zoning boards for Crystal Lake before that.
Schofield has been a Republican Precinct Committeeman in a mega-precinct for a long time.
Her current State Representative, Suzanne Ness, had Grafton Township resident Schofield remapped out of her new district.
Schofield’s retirement from the County Board leaves only one Republican incumbent–Robert Nowak–in the newly-drawn district that runs from Weatern Crystal Lake south to the Kane County line.