Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sheriff's Candidate Prim Kicks Off Long Campaign
Around 150 people trooped through Bull Valley Golf Club to shake hands with the Cary-resident ex-Des Plaines PD commander, one of two announced challengers to Undersheriff Andy Zinke, anointed successor to retiring Sheriff Keith Nygren. "It’s apparent there are obvious problems trickling down from the top of what was once a fine department,” said Prim, probably referring to Tuesday's charge by a deputy that Zinke outed a DEA drug bust to a crony involved in it.
Prim drew applause when he said he could mend a rift between the Sheriff's and State's Attorney's offices "in a matter of moments." That was mostly because State's Attorney Lou Bianchi and a lot of his supporters were standing right there. Also notable by their mere presence at the Prim event were some McHenry County Democrats, including former Sheriff's candidate Mike Mahon from LITH. Mahon put up a plausible showing running head-to-head against Nygren two years ago.
Also running for the GOP Sheriff's nomination is Woodstock attorney and long-ago cop Jim Harrison who surfaced after the Zinke bandwagon failed to draw a lot of riders earlier this Summer. He hasn't put on his own show yet.