Saturday, July 12, 2014

What 9,000+ signatures on petitions look like

The above photo is Jim Harrison filing his stack of petitions to qualify as a candidate for Sheriff of McHenry County in the November 4th General Election coming up.

Citizens to Elect Jim Harrison
~ Sheriff of McHenry County
Post Office Box 10
Ringwood, IL 60072
Contact:  Jim Harrison
PHONE:  815-575-4001

Independent Sheriff’s Candidate Jim Harrison
Files Record-Setting Nomination Petitions

On June 23, 2014, Independent candidate Jim Harrison filed his nomination petitions for the Office of McHenry County Sheriff.  Harrison, a former Deputy Sheriff and current employment, labor and civil rights attorney, is running his campaign “Independent” of party politics, pledging to put the “agenda of the people of McHenry County” before all other interests.  Harrison will be the first Independent candidate to be on the ballot for McHenry County Sheriff. 

More than 9,000 residents from communities throughout McHenry County signed petitions to have Jim Harrison’s name added to the ballot in the upcoming November 4, 2014 Sheriff’s election.  Harrison’s record-setting filing contained the largest amount of nomination petitions ever accumulated by a candidate for county-wide office, in McHenry County’s 177-year history.

During the 90-day collection period, Jim and Carolyn Harrison, along with dozens of their fellow McHenry County citizens, circulated nomination petitions for Harrison’s campaign.  Most significantly, supporters with different political affiliations shed their political labels and worked together side-by-side, as McHenry County residents, for a common cause.  The petition signature drive demonstrated the main point of Jim’s campaign: That people from diverse political backgrounds can work together to achieve common goals if they build upon their similarities rather than to focus on their differences.  If elected in November, Jim hopes to show that a highly-educated, well-qualified citizen can administer a government office without a political party having a hand in it.

Everyone in McHenry County has a stake in this Sheriff’s race.  The Sheriff of McHenry County serves all of the people of McHenry County, regardless of their political affiliation. 
No political party in McHenry County represents all of the people.  Political parties are just groups of people who are like-minded about one or more issues involving government.  However, when differing political parties disagree, they become opposing forces and tend to push each other away. 
As the only candidate who is independent of party politics, I will occupy the area between the political parties and I will consider all opinions concerning important issues involving the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.  My choices will always be based upon what is in the best interest of the people of McHenry County.”
Jim Harrison, Independent Candidate for Sheriff of McHenry County.
Harrison is looking forward to a vigorous campaign and intends to collect on his opponent’s promise to engage in political debate now that Harrison is a certified candidate in the Sheriff’s election.  Prior to November, Harrison will press for a series of public debates with his opponent, in different locations throughout McHenry County, so voters have opportunities to see and hear the candidates, side-by-side, as they discuss their knowledge, skills and experience to be the next Sheriff.  And on November 4, 2014, for the first time in McHenry County’s history, voters will have an Independent choice for Sheriff on the ballot.

1 comment:

Joseph Monack said...

I signed it even though I voted for Prim in the primary. Say what you will about Harrison, voters deserve a choice. I hope he and Prim have a debate.