Fundraisers & Campaign Events

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Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:00 PM · 1 RSVP
JC Shelter at Veterans Acres in Crystal Lake, IL

Brats For Brian

Let's picnic in the park to support Brian Meyers, our Democratic candidate for county board in District 4.  Brian is a retired teacher and longtime soccer coach, and will be a great addition to the board. 

It's on Sunday April 28th, from noon to 2pm.  And it's a picnic - the whole family is welcome.  We'll have brats, soft drinks, and chips.  $20 or more suggested donation.  We'll be at the JC Shelter at Veterans Acres Park, just off the parking lot, at 431 Walkup Road, north of downtown Crystal Lake.

Follow Brian on Facebook, and contact him at [email protected].



Sunday, May 05, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Tangie's Kitchen in Cary, IL

Meet and Greet the Candidates at Tangie’s

Soul food can be hard to find in McHenry County, so you won't want to miss our Candidates Meet n Greet at Tangie's Kitchen at noon on Sunday, May 5th.

Come on out and chat with Theresa Meshes, running for re-election to the county board in District 1; Kelli Wegener, current board member in District 5 and now running county-wide for Chair of the board; Mary Mahady, McHenry Township Assessor and running for State Representative in District 63; Rester Dogboe, our candidate for county board in District 3; and Brian Meyers, our candidate for county board in District 4.

Tangie's is the creation of our very own Tangie Taylor, "specializes in comfort food, BBQ, soul food, fried chicken, and burgers," and delivers.  It's got a full menu, and for this event we're planning some scrumptious samplers -- wings, mac n cheese, greens, cornbread, and more.

Tangie's is at 3106 Three Oaks Road in Cary, on the north side just east of Route 14.  See you there!

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM
Private Residence

District Two Campaign Coffeeklatsch

Please join us for coffee with our Democratic candidates in District Two – John Collins and Kelli Wegener, and Gloria Van Hof.  It’s on Saturday, May 11th, from 11 am to noon, at a private residence in Crystal Lake.  Please RSVP and we'll send you the address.

Kelli Wegener has been a member of the McHenry County Board since 2018, and is running county-wide for McHenry County Board Chair.  She's a public servant, mother, wife, and financial professional dedicated to practical, moderate progress for McHenry County.  With her record of bipartisanship, collaboration and transparency, she is prepared to serve all McHenry County residents as Chairperson.  Visit Kelli’s campaign website, contribute to her campaign, and follow her on Facebook.

John Collins previously served on the McHenry County Board and is running here in District 2.  When he's elected, we'll be the first district to be represented solely by Democrats !  In his previous tenure on the board, he promoted the expansion of Ride McHenry County, voted to reduce the board's size, supported the creation of Advanced McHenry County and worked on the Randall Road expansion project.  A small business owner, he describes himself as "fiscally responsible, community focused."  Visit John’s campaign website, contribute to his campaign, and follow him on Facebook.


Saturday, June 01, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Private residence

Rester's Barbecue and Fundraiser

Rester Dogboe is our Democratic candidate for county board from District 3, and promises "an unwavering commitment to integrity, prudent and accountable public resource management, and a commitment to diversifying and expanding revenue sources by supporting local businesses and promoting new technology."  He writes, "Originally from Ghana, I came to the US ten years ago with my wife and young son.  We became naturalized US citizens as soon as we could, and are grateful that we could create better lives for our family in McHenry County."

Please join our campaign at Rester's Barbecue and Fundraiser, on Saturday June 1st, from noon to 2pm, at a private Crystal Lake residence.

Click here to RSVP.

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Visit Rester on the web and on Facebook. Contact Rester at [email protected] or (815) 206-8653.

The Democratic Party of McHenry County