Illinois State Senator Don DeWitte
Schofield was introduced at the event by current State Senator Don DeWitte, who represents all residents of the 65th and 66th House Districts in the Illinois Senate. “Residents of the 66th District understand the uphill sledding that Republicans must deal with in Springfield given super-minority positions in the House and Senate,” said DeWitte. “Carolyn has dealt with that bipartisan process in her role as a County Board member, and has been successful getting initiatives approved for her local constituents. That ability to work across the aisle will serve her well in bringing tax dollars back to her constituents in the 66th District."
McHenry County Board Vice Chair Michael Skala
McHenry County Board Vice Chair Michael Skala (R-Huntley) also attended the event and said Schofield would be a welcome change in the 66th District. “Right now the people of Huntley who live in the 66th District are not being represented,” Skala said. “They have a Representative who can’t pass bills, believes the key to success is voting “no”, and whose actions only widen the political divide in Springfield. We need real solutions, not angry soundbites. Carolyn has been successful as a member of the county board and I believe she’ll be successful in Springfield. She has my full support.”