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McHenry CountyCandidate for Board Chairman

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Michael J. Walkup

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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue our efforts to reduce the cost of county government and the county government portion of the real estate tax bill (currently 9% of total property taxes).
  • Bring more commercial and industrial growth into the county to provide local jobs which do not require commuting out of the county.
  • Commence planning process for 2040 Land Use Plan to incorporate smart growth ideas to preserve our agricultural business and natural environment.



Board Member, McHenry County Board, District 3 — Elected position (2012–current)
Commissioner, Crsytal Lake Park District — Elected position (2007–2012)
Commissioner, McHenry County Regional Planning Commission — Appointed position (1998–2004)
Commissioner, Nunda Township Planning Commission — Appointed position (2001–2004)
Commissioner, McHenry CountyHistoric Preservation Commission — Appointed position (1996–2002)


Catholic University of America Juris Doctor , Law (1976)
University of Illinois Bachelor of Arts, History (1972)

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