The way forward
Four Democrats to join historically red McHenry County Board...oh, and Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten win, too!
Congratulations to Michael Vijuk, Suzanne Ness, Kelli Wegener, and Carlos Acosta! They delivered a 1, 2 (3 and 5) punch to oust incumbents in County Board Seats. Hours and miles of canvassing, lots of determination, and help from hundreds of volunteers made this historic Democratic win possible. They will be joining Paula Yensen and Chairman Jack Franks in making real change happen in Woodstock.
Unofficial results show Sean Casten & Lauren Underwood winning McHenry County.
From the Northwest Herald article: "The McHenry County Board got a bit more blue Tuesday night when three Democrats took victories at the polls, according to unofficial results. 'We had our little blue wave here in McHenry County,' said Democrat Kelli Wegener, who won a District 3 seat over incumbent Republican Joe Gottemoller.
Further ballot counting revealed on Thursday, November 8th, that Carlos Acosta had also won in District 5. Congratulations everyone!
The Democratic Party of McHenry County is hitting the ground running!
Come out and see our new office space, then spend an hour or two to canvas or call for the coordinated campaign helping all our candidates. 2022 N Richmond Rd, McHenry, IL We need you to win.
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Points of Contact
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When is enough enough...
The Democratic Party of McHenry County (DPMC) has been calling for a reduction in the size of the County Board for over 10 years, and on July 31st, the McHenry County Board’s Republican-controlled Ad Hoc Committee on Governmental Consolidation finally made a small but important step toward that goal. Their recommendation would reduce the board to 18 members from its current 24 member size. However, there is no mention of how many districts should be formed, nor how many members would represent each district. Read more at McHenry County Board to vote on term-limit referendums | Northwest Herald
“I’ve been out talking to voters and they are overwhelmingly in favor of a smaller board and more transparency in government," said Kelli Wegener, Democratic candidate for the County Board for District 3. "...having one board member per district and smaller districts would lead to better representation. Board members would be able to get to know more of their constituents and, in turn, those constituents would know just who their board member is when they have a concern.” What is really needed is not just fewer members but single-member districts.