Hill beats out longstanding chairman Ken Koehler, R-Crystal Lake, for the county board chair post.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The new McHenry County Board on Monday elected Tina Hill, R-Woodstock, as board chairman, the Northwest Herald reports. Hill beat out longstanding chairman Ken Koehler, R-Crystal Lake - who has held the post for the past eight years - and challengers Ersel Schuster, R-Woodstock, and newcomer Joe Gottemoller, R-Crystal Lake, for the position, the Herald article states. It took the 24 members of the county board two voting attempts before Hill won the necessary 13 majority votes. Eventually, Hill received 14 votes, Koehler got four, and Schuster and Gottemoller each received three votes, the Herald reported.
Joe Gottemoller believes county needs to operate within budget.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Crystal Lake attorney Joe Gottemoller has announced he will seek the office of McHenry County Board member for District 3 in the 2012 election. Gottemoller, 54, has been practicing law for 29 years and is a partner in the firm of Madsen, Sugden & Gottemoller in Crystal Lake. He has earned the highest possible rating for ethical and professional standards based upon a survey of his peers conducted by Martindale Hubble. "Most of us have seen our property values go down and our taxes go up," said Gottemoller. "Each and everyone of us has to live within a budget, which means when the economy is bad we have had to reduce our budgets. I believe McHenry County needs to operate on the same principal and reduce the budget instead of increase taxes…