McHenry County Board 2022 primary election news, candidate questionnaires and more
A Republican candidate for the McHenry County Board hopes to unseat a Democratic incumbent, who she says has seemed “very distracted” with things not relevant to the prosperity of the county.
Figuring out how to pay for body cameras for deputies, a higher salary for the sheriff and other new state requirements while keeping property taxes flat is a priority for all three candidates running for the McHenry County Board’s eastern district but they differ in approach.
Monday marked the last day for candidates and parties to file for vacant ballot spots that did not see anybody nominated during the primary.
These are the unofficial election results for contested races across McHenry County as of about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.
McHenry County voters weighed in Tuesday on who they want to represent them on the newly redrawn and condensed County Board.
Competitive races line both the Democratic and Republican ballots as early voting continues ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Here's a round-up of who and what is on the ballot.
Republican candidates up and down the ticket will attend a forum hosted by the McHenry County Township Republicans this Saturday.
The primary has three Republican candidates vying for two spots in November’s general election. They include a current board member, a business owner and a construction superintendent with experience on other boards.
McHenry County Board District 4 candidate Joseph Gottemoller answered the Northwest Herald's election questionnaire for the McHenry County Board primary election here
The McHenry County Board's District 5 race has three Republicans running for two spots in November's election.
Asked what road and bridges infrastructure needs to be addressed in McHenry County, Michael Vijuk wrote, "In the short term, the bridges in the northern part of the county needs to be addressed." Read Vijuk's full election questionnaire here.
McHenry County Board candidate Thomas Pavelko wrote in his election questionnaire, "the budget has to be efficient and lean to get the best services for the most reasonable tax burden." Read Pavelko's full election questionnaire here.
McHenry County Board candidate Jack Kaskel wrote "Protecting our groundwater supplies, open-space, and biodiversity" were among the top priorities for him if elected. Read Kaskel's full election questionnaire here.
Asked how would she encourage economic and employment growth within McHenry County, Board member Pamela Althoff wrote, "I would first continue the County’s collaboration and financial support of both McHenry County Economic Development Corporation and Visit McHenry County."
McHenry County Board candidate Brian Sager wrote "Suggestions to District 7 infrastructure needs include moving the METRA parking function from downtown Crystal Lake to northwest of Woodstock" as a part of his election questionnaire. Read the full questionnaire here.