Thursday, August 2, 2012
Tryon Fundraiser Helps Finance Challenged Candidates
Nevertheless, area GOP, both generals and hoplites, gathered to raise funds for Tryon's campaign to win a new seat in the State House. Tryon, who now represents the 64th District, was remapped south into the 66th District for November, still including parts of Algonquin, LITH and Huntley. Even so, Democrats didn't put anyone up against him, so what's the money for?
Tryon explained he's required to contribute $10,000 to the House Republican Caucus to dole out to other candidates who do face opposition. It's a pretty hefty tithe considering current State Rep. salaries, though. "We just cut our pay back to $70,000," said Tryon.
McHenry County Blog Publisher Cal Skinner sussed out the news at the event, confirming that attendee Woodstock Attorney Jim Harrison plans to run for McHenry County Sheriff, but not until next year. The name "Harrison" popped up as a possible candidate four months ago and the former County deputy and erstwhile Gary Pack-era Assistant State's Attorney was the individual most likely to be the mystery man. Skinner's story is here:
In the pic: State Rep. Mike Tryon (center) talks at his Wednesday fundraiser with Don, Pam and Steven Sadzeck of Crystal Lake, all just "card-carrying Republicans."