Voters in McHenry County Board District 5 in this primary have three candidates to choose from for two spots on the Republican ticket.
Incumbent John Jung, a small business owner from Woodstock, is being challenged by Woodstock chiropractor Michael Rein and former sheriff deputy Zane Seipler, also from Woodstock.
District 5 covers all of Dorr Township and central Grafton Township, including most of Woodstock and parts of Bull Valley, Lakewood, Lake in the Hills and Huntley.
Jung’s experience as a business owner can serve the board well as it looks to reduce cost and create fiscal responsibility. Jung, a County Board veteran, specified the use of county-owned cars by employees as one opportunity to reduce expenses.
Rein, making his second attempt at election to the County Board, cites high taxes and fighting for residents as his motivation to serve taxpayers. He, too, believes the county needs to find ways to cut expenses.
Seipler, who is part of an ongoing lawsuit against outgoing Sheriff Keith Nygren, stresses transparency and accountability in county government as his top priority.
We endorse Jung and Rein.