Local Editorials

Our view: Endorsement roundup

Tuesday is Election Day.

Today, we reprint a list of the Northwest Herald Editorial Board’s recommendations in some contested races that McHenry County voters will see on the ballot.

To help make your own informed decisions, visit Northwest Herald’s Election Central page online, where you can read candidate responses to our questionnaires.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. For a list of polling locations, visit the McHenry County Clerk’s website. Please remember to vote.

To track results as they come in, visit Election Central starting shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Northwest Herald staffers will provide around-the-clock, election night updates on results, breaking stories and a Twitter feed. Readers can join in the discussion by adding the hashtag #nwhelect to their tweets.

Here’s a recap of our endorsements:


Bruce Rauner

U.S. Senate
Jim Oberweis

65th District state representative
Daniel Ugaste

McHenry County Sheriff
Andrew Zinke

McHenry County Clerk
Mary McClellan

McHenry County Treasurer
Glenda Miller

McHenry County Board District 1
Andrew Gasser, David Stieper

McHenry County Board District 3
Joe Gottemoller, Nancy Gonsiorek

McHenry County Board District 5
John Jung, Michael Rein

McHenry County Board District 6
Michelle Aavang, Ersel Schuster


14th Congressional District
John Hosta


County Board chairman elected at-large

School District 12 referendum

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