Algonquin trustee Shea seeks another term
Incumbent Algonquin Township Trustee Dan Shea shared his experience and qualifications for re-election with the McHenry Times recently.
Shea highlights his commitment to public service, which dates to the 1960s. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1964, then worked for the Fox River Grove Police Department for 15 years. He was village president of Fox River Grove from 1983 to 1993, served on the McHenry County Board from 1996 to 2008, and has been an Algonquin Township trustee since 2010.
The Daily Herald asked Shea in 2013 about the duties of township government. He pointed out that nearly one-third of McHenry County residents lived in Algonquin Township, depending on it for local services not provided by the county or other municipalities.
Shea's campaign suffered a glitch when he filed the wrong statement of candidacy in December, and he and three other trustee candidates' petitions were challenged. The Algonquin Township Electoral Board voted to keep Shea and the other candidates on the ballot.
Seven Republican candidates are vying for four four-year seats on the board in the consolidated primary election on Tuesday: Shea, Russell Cardelli, David Chapman, Terence Ferenc, Rachael Lawrence, Scott Taillet and Melissa Victor.