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Stephen Doherty Selected to Fill County Board Vacancy

Post Date:12/12/2018 1:30 PM

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – The McHenry County Board overwhelmingly voted Tuesday evening to select McHenry resident Stephen Doherty to fill the vacancy on County Board District 4.

Doherty, a Republican, will serve the remaining two-year unexpired term of former County Board member Craig Wilcox, who resigned in September.

“It’s a privilege to be appointed to the County Board, and I look forward to serving the residents of District 4,” Doherty said.

Doherty brings more than four decades of financial expertise to the County Board. He has spent the past 15 years as a controller at Sherman Mechanical in Cary, and prior to that spent three years as vice president of finance for McHenry County College. He holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Quincy University, and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. He lives in McHenry with his wife, Megan, and has two grown sons.

“Steve is a perfect fit for the County Board,” County Board Chairman Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said. “He has deep community roots, is eager to hear what his constituents have to say, and shares the County Board’s vision of reducing taxes and spending while increasing transparency.

District 4 covers Richmond and Burton townships, and all but the southeastern corner of McHenry Township. Doherty was one of four applicants who completed the application process and was interviewed to fill the vacancy.

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