Republican candidate for McHenry County sheriff Bill Prim issued the following news release Wednesday:
McHenry County Right to Carry Association President Mickey Schuch today enthusiastically threw his support behind Bill Prim, Republican Candidate for McHenry County Sheriff in 2014. Mickey issued the following statement:
“I would like to inform all the members of the McHenry County Right to Carry Association, and indeed all of McHenry County patriots and supporters of Second Amendment rights, that I am supporting Bill Prim for Sheriff in next year’s primary and general elections.
“This is my personal endorsement, and is the result of my research into the positions of all the candidates and multiple meetings and conversations with them.
“On the issues of importance to MCR2CA, Bill is squarely in our corner and unafraid to say so. He firmly supports concealed carry, and believes HB183 is a good start but does not, indeed, go far enough in clearing away the debris of decades of wrong-headed gun control and legislative blockades surrounding the exercise of our constitutional rights.
“As Sheriff, Bill will be a man of action, working to instruct and assist the people of our county in how best to appreciate and exercise their constitutional right to bear arms, I can assure you. He knows that it is one thing to pass a law, but something else to actively support that law as it plays out. You and I know that some Sheriffs in Illinois will seek to short-circuit concealed carry as it is rolled out this year and next. Bill will not be among that group, but will instead see to it that the law is actively fostered in the law enforcement community.
“In every other respect, Bill is head-and-shoulders above the other candidates, including duration and variety of law enforcement experience; work on significant cases; cooperation with other federal, state and local agencies; willingness to cut needless bureaucracy; and obtaining drug asset forfeiture funds in order to lessen the taxpayer burden.
“It’s great to see someone who thinks the way we do running for public office. I look forward to the opportunity to casting my ballot for Bill Prim.”
Bill Prim had the following to say about Mickey’s endorsement: "It’s an honor to have the support of Mickey. He fights for freedom, especially when it comes to the Second Amendment which I strongly support.”
Mickey intends to do all he can to help Bill Prim get elected.