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updated: 3/21/2012 12:17 AM

Kurtz leads way for GOP in McHenry County Board District 2

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  • Donna Kurtz

    Donna Kurtz

  • James Heisler

    James Heisler

  • Carolyn Schofield

    Carolyn Schofield

  • Kenneth Koehler

    Kenneth Koehler


In the Republican primary for McHenry County Board's District 2, board member Donna Kurtz was the top-vote getter with 24.68 percent of the vote in Tuesday's unofficial tally.

"I think people are looking for representatives who they trust and who they feel understand what the issues are, and who are going to reach out to them and ultimately work hard," said Kurtz, 52, of Crystal Lake, has served on the board since 2010.

Those who also secured one of four spots are board member and shoe store owner James Heisler, 70, Crystal Lake, who has served on the county board since 1992 and got 20.72 percent of votes; board chairman Kenneth Koehler, 64, of Crystal Lake, who has served on the board since 2000 -- as chairman since 2004 -- and got 19.86 percent of votes; and Carolyn Schofield, 39, of Crystal Lake, a Crystal Lake City Council member who got 19.5 percent of votes.

Thomas Wilbeck, 61, of Lakewood, did not make the cut.

Also running in the November general election are Democrats Jim Roden and James Kennedy.

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