Friday, October 30, 2009
Philpott files petitions for Sheriff
Gus Philpott (that's me; errrr, that is I) filed petitions today as a candidate for the office of Sheriff of McHenry County.
So that puts four hats in the ring, three of which will be on heads in the General Election.
But first, there is the Primary Election on February 2, 2010.
The first "race" will be in the Republican Party, where Zane Seipler will be working hard to oust the incumbent sheriff, Keith Nygren, from the November 2010 General Election ballot. He can do that by winning the Primary on February 2.
If you are ready for a change from the past 12 years, then you'll want to pull a Republican ballot on February 2 and vote for Zane. That's the first race. (We'll talk about the next race on February 3.)
And there may not even be the expected Republican choice in February, because even before the February 2nd Primary, there is a challenge period following the close of the filing period on November 2 (Monday).
This challenge period is going to be lively, and it already appears that a real challenge will develop against the forms submitted by one of the Republican candidates.