Endorsements: Skala, Calomino for Republicans in McHenry County Board Dist. 5

  • From left, Joe Calomino, Michael Skala and Andrew Snarski are Republican candidates for McHenry County Board District 5 in the 2016 election.

    From left, Joe Calomino, Michael Skala and Andrew Snarski are Republican candidates for McHenry County Board District 5 in the 2016 election.

 
Updated 2/26/2016 4:55 PM

Incumbent Michael Skala is critical of some of his fellow McHenry County Board members, describing a board largely divided into two factions and not always working for the betterment of the county. You can sense his frustration, but his passion for county issues is clear. So is his emphasis on doing his homework.

Skala, a Huntley resident seeking the Republican nomination for the District 5 seat, has a strong, realistic grasp on challenges facing the county. That, coupled with his experience serving as the board's liaison to the McHenry County Economic Development Commission and his past as president of Huntley Unit District 158, makes a compelling case for returning him to office.

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Also hoping to win one of the two nominations in the primary are newcomers Joe Calomino of Lake in the Hills and Andy Snarski of Crystal Lake.

Snarski's volunteer efforts helping seniors with home repair projects, transportation needs and tax preparation are commendable, but his county board criticisms and ideas lack focus.

As state director of Americans for Prosperity, Calomino boasts a track record of pushing for transparency in government and pointing out waste. He'd make a good addition to the board.

We endorse Skala and Calomino.

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