Big Wins for Democrats on McHenry County Board!

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!

District 1: "A pair of incumbents entered the race, but only one survived, according to unofficial results based on 95 percent of precincts reporting.  While Robert Nowak collected 38.7 percent of the vote (7,518 votes), Christopher Spoerl captured only 28.4 percent (5,508 votes), losing his seat to Democrat Michael Vijuk, who captured 32.9 percent of ballots (6,399 votes).

District 2: "With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Carolyn Schofield collected the most votes (6,881) to take a seat with Democrat Suzanne Ness, who took 6,540 votes. 'I’m so thankful to the voters of McHenry County and District 2,' Ness said. 'I’m excited to represent them on the board.'"

Read the entire article at Trio of Democrats to join historically red McHenry County Board/Ed Komenda/Northwest Herald


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  • John Creighton
    commented 2019-01-17 09:30:54 -0600
    Am very much delighted, in more than one sense vindicated (some might have heard that I was targeted & wrongly terminated, in truth because of both my labor union activism both as a board member of AFSCME Local 26 and my activism & support for the reforms in labor practice at Wal-Mart & McDonald’s. I have no doubt that our blue heroes will do great deeds & bring real change for the greater good in our part of the great land of Illinois. Let’s take back Illinois and the US of America for all people, not just for rich white men with a big ole stale moldy cow chip on their shoulder. And the US flag is for all people in this great land, not just for those who carry hate & arrogance. God bless the United States of America!
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