The challenge to the eligibililty of Tony Colatorti’s candidacy will intitially. be determined by the McHenry County Electoral Board.
That entity consists of the
- State’s Attorney
- Circiut Clerk
- County Clerk
Two of those have officially endorsed one of the candidates:
- State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally has endorsed Colatorti and
- Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Keefe has endorsed his opponent Robb Tadelman
The third, McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio, has attended numerous fundraising events for Colatorti, but made noformal endorsement.
Sources report that photos of Trio at such events have been being scrubbed from various web sites.
Should any of the statutory members of the Electoral Board recuse themselves, they would be replaced by a Court appointment.
Attorneys Steve Haugh and David Stone were appointed to serve on the McHenry Township Electoral Board in 2017, for instance.
Stone was also a replacement member on a 2012 Nunda Township Electoral Board.
Any decision, of course, could be appealed to Circuit Court.
And, considering that incumbent Sheriff’ were exempted from the new law, my non-lawyer thought is that, should he lose, Colatorti could use the lack of equal protection under the law as a reason to vitiate the legislation.