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East Dundee’s Skillicorn moves into lead in 66th House District GOP primary race



UrlEAST DUNDEE – A four-way Republican primary to fill retiring State Rep. Michael Tryon's 66th House seat may have a candidate that is breaking out of the pack. Recent polling shows East Dundee trustee Allen Skillicorn could be moving into the lead to win the March 15th GOP primary.

While the majority of the 346 polled by Compass Consulting have yet to make their pick in the 66th House District GOP primary, on a sample ballot, the survey showed that Skillicorn leads with 24%, 15 points ahead of next highest GOP candidate in the race.

His name ID is at 56% – almost double the other three candidates', and Skillicorn's favorability is at 53%, where 41% hold no opinion. 

While the testing is early, the pollster often used by the House Republicans shows Skillicorn off to an early lead. 

Skillicorn also received the endorsement of the political arm of Taxpayers United of America last week.

“Tax Accountability is pleased to endorse Allen Skillicorn for the Illinois General Assembly’s 66th State House District. He is a true champion for Illinois taxpayers. I urge voters to support Allen’s candidacy and help send a tax fighter to the Illinois General Assembly,” said Jim Tobin, president of Tax Accountability and Taxpayers United of America.

Besides Skillicorn, other Republicans in the 66th House race include Paul Serwatka from Lakewood, Dan Wilbrandt from West Dundee and Carolyn Schofield from Crystal Lake.



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  1. “may have a candidate that is breaking out of the pack”… “Skillicorn could be moving into the lead”.
    Sounds a bit superfluous if you apply more than 5% of your brain to the first paragraph.
    Skillicorn is without question a great self promoter, and that is about it.

  2. Personally, I support Wilbrandt. He is honest, forthright, and is already serving the public as a prosecutor in McHenry County. He made some tough votes as a West Dundee Trustee to raise taxes to fix that mess of a mall – spring hill. Most of us residents in West Dundee wanted this so we could fix this blight on our village. It will bring more business into West Dundee. Plus, our taxes are already very low. Another thing – Wilbrandt could have gone for a high paying legal job, but has instead chosen to serve. Just my opinion. Skilicorn seems good too though.

  3. Soooooo, the fact that he’s got a track record…that doesn’t count eh?
    ~Started the #FreezeTheLevy movement & kept his municipality’s property taxes essentially stagnant for the last 5 yrs while W.Dundee, Crystal Lake, & Lakewood have all seen tax increases in that same time frame.
    ~Has been a strong advocate for other local, county & state-wide conservatives
    ~Has led the fight to #BanTheCams in E. Dundee & elsewhere
    ~Went to NYC after 9-11 to help with restoration
    ~Served at a food bank for the last decade>>>
    …and the list could go WAY onward…none of that counts in your estimation? Just that he self-promotes?
    OK, riddle me this–who in this race is NOT promoting themselves? Who in the history of Politics did not promote themselves? That’s right…nobody. SO it’s YOUR argument that turns out to be superfluous & minimizing. Got it. So who is it that you’re supporting?
    I myself am with Allen–for conservative reform sake!