Elected Officials

Dale Adams, Mayor of Rockton

Dan Barber, Pecatonica Village President

Ted Biondo, Winnebago County Board

David Boomer, Winnebago County Board

John Cabello, State Representative

Gary Caruana, Winnebago County Sheriff

Jim E. Claeyssen, Village President Cherry Valley

Dan Cronin, DuPage County Board Chairman

Tim Durkee, City of Rockford Alderman

Kevin Frost, City of Rockford Alderman

Jaime Getchius, City of Rockford Alderman

Kim Gouker, Ogle County Chairman Board Chairman

John Guevara, Winnebago County Board

Gary Jury, Winnebago County Board

Greg Jury, Loves Park Alderman, Candidate, Loves Park Mayor

Kathy Kelley, Rock Valley College Trustee

Tom Klein, Winnebago County Circuit Clerk

Adam Kinzinger, Congressman

Dave Krienke, Roscoe Village President

Daryl Lindberg, Loves Park Mayor

Ian Linnabary, Rockford Park District Board President

Ted Rehl, South Beloit Mayor

Tim Rollins, Rockford Public Schools District 205 Board Member

Randy Schaefer, Former Rock Valley College Trustee

Ken Scrivano, Rockford Public Schools District 205 Board President

Tyler Smith, Rockford Park District Board Member

Joe Sosnowski, State Representative

Dave Syverson, State Senator

Bob Trojan, Rock Valley College Trustee

Private Sector / Community Leaders

Scott Anderson

Dave Barelli

Mike Broski

Steve Casper

Joe Coots

Anita & Kelly Cosgriff

Bryan Davis

T. Ryan Fitzgerald

Lisa Frost

Frank Graceffa

Tracy & Dom Grisanzio

Ginger & J. Hanley

Michael Iasparro

Brent & Lauren Johnson

Jeff & Nancy Kaney

Jan Klaus

Jeffrey & Sonia Losinske

Vicki & Jeff Maney

Danny McLarty

Ray Montelongo

Michael Purin

Augie Rizzo

Danielle & Rob Schlitching

Jackie Sciortino

Roxanne Sosnowski

Mike VanSistine

Tenille Weber

Mike Ziener

Joel Zirkle

Trade Unions 

Laborers Local 32

Operators Local 150

Local Painters District Council #30 Painters & Glaziers Local Union #607

Statements of Support

Local Painters Union Supports Frank Haney for Winnebago County Board Chairman

Winnebago County: Frank Haney, candidate for Winnebago County Board Chairman, is announcing the support of the Painters District Council #30 Painters and Glaziers Local Union #607. This Trades Union support is added to the endorsement of the Operating Engineers Local 150, Laborers Local #32 as well as a growing number of private-sector and elected leaders. A running list of endorsements can be found at www.FrankHaney.Biz.

“The Painters and Glaziers are pleased to announce our support of Frank Haney for Winnebago County Board Chairman. I know Frank both personally and professionally and I have a lot of respect and trust in Frank’s commitment to the community. We are particularly pleased with Frank’s non-partisan, community-oriented approach to this office,” said John Penney, Business Representative.

“Economic development is a key element to primary job growth, reducing crime, and the long-term health of our community. Frank Haney is committed to providing the type of government environment that will help spur growth in the county and the region to help working families earn livable wages and benefits. His ability to work with other people will ensure that projects will move forward and not be hampered by personalities”, said Penney.

“I am proud to have the endorsement of the Painters and Glaziers. Our trades unions and a highly skilled workforce are critical success factors in a 21st Century economy. I could not be more excited about the momentum and the broad-base of support we have seen for our campaign since starting on this journey last September,” said Frank Haney.


I have known Frank Haney for well over ten years in business, personally, and politically. I have enjoyed and been impressed each time we have interacted. Frank is a person of integrity. He possesses the leadership qualities we need in Winnebago County. I strongly support Frank for Winnebago County Chairman and endorse him without reservation. He will do an excellent job. – Brian Boyer


“I’ve known Frank for several years and I’ve been continually impressed with his dedication, his honesty and his view on how to keep our community moving forward.  Frank’s star is rising and I whole heartedly endorse him as our next Winnebago County Chairman.” – Jeff Kaney, Kaney Group


“I met Frank when he was elected to the Rock Valley College Board of Trustees. I have found Frank to be an honest and sincere person. He worked hard to partner with other entities in the area for the common good. As Board Chairman, he tried to bring all sides together for a collective compromise for the best interest of the school and community. My experience with Frank has shown me that he would do an excellent job as County Board Chairman.” – Randy Schafer, Former RVC Trustee


“Frank Haney is a demonstrated and effective leader from his time as a coach continuing to his facilitative successes in several civic organizations.  His integrity and moral compass will undoubtedly guide his home-town passion to achieve greater good for our region when he is elected Winnebago County Board Chairman.”  – Steve Casper, Woodward


“We feel the County needs a fresh, new leader to revitalize our area. Someone who believes in and acts with transparency – this is the reason we are supporting (Frank) for County Board Chairman.”  – Danielle & Rob Schlitching


“It is not very often that I hear someone talk about local politics and it inspires me. But that happened when I had the opportunity to hear Frank Haney talk about his Campaign for Winnebago County Board Chairman. His knowledge of the issues, call for accountability in local government, and belief in the future of the community made me conclude this….. This guy absolutely needs to win the March 15 Republican Primary!” Joe Coots


“I have known Frank Haney and his family for a long time. He is exactly the type of leader that the County and this community needs. I trust Frank. He is forward thinking, energetic, and knowledgeable on the issues. There is no question he will make an outstanding Chairman.” – Augie Rizzo


“We need representatives in our government who have integrity and honesty of course, that should go without saying.  But even more we need those who have the guts and the leadership skill set to face the tough decisions, to be able to stand up to the pressure to just go a long with how things have been, and to balance “not spending what we don’t have” with growing our area’s economy.  In my dealings over the years with Frank I am confident that he will bring these skills to the County Board Chairman position.”  – Mike Vansistine


“I’ve known Frank 20 years now.  In that time, I still have yet to meet someone as energetic and dedicated to whatever he puts his mind to.  In this case, it’s to help make Winnebago County a better place to live in, a better place for families to raise kids, and a better place to make a living.  For these reasons, I know Frank will do a great job as the County Board Chairman.”  – Danny McLarty 


“Go get’m Frank! Guys like you are what we need to fix the broken promises, back-room dealing, and corruption in our local government.” – Dave Barelli


“I truly believe Frank Haney will make a great County Board Chairman! He has the right combination of passion, integrity, and experience to help bring about positive change in our community.” – Barb Ripley


“As the former Chairman of the Republican Party in Winnebago County I had the pleasure of working with many candidates and elected officials. I observed their ability to not only run a campaign but also their ability to communicate the issues they were running on and then, after elected, I watched how they fulfilled those promises.

I am endorsing Frank Haney because of his ability to run a solid campaign, his ability to communicate with voters and because of his honesty and integrity. I trust that Frank will not only keep his promises but also make his supporters proud of the effort that they put into his campaign.

There are too many headlines in the newspapers about mismanagement in government. With Frank as Chairman of the County Board I believe that business as usual and politics as usual will become a thing of the past. Our children and our grandchildren need to be proud of their community and their county. Frank will help restore that pride wherever it has been lost”
 – Jan Klaus, Former Chairman of the Republican Party, Winnebago County


Through his work in Next Rockford and as Chairman of the Rock Valley College Board of Trustees, Frank has set the example for his peers in making a difference in our community. He is a dedicated public servant who personifies leadership and integrity. As Winnebago County Board Chairman, he will run a government that is accountable to the people and worthy of their trust.  – Jaime Getchius, 2nd Ward Alderman, City of Rockford


There is no doubt Frank Haney will be very successful as our Winnebago County Board Chairman. I have known Frank for over 35 years on both a personal and professional level. Over that time, I have never witnessed Frank waiver when it comes to issues of principle, integrity, or doing the right thing. I am not sure if anyone has more passion for moving this community forward than Frank. I will be supporting Frank with my vote for Winnebago County Board Chairman in the  March 15 Republican Primary. You should too! – Jackie Sciortino      


In the past we supported the current Board Chairman significantly. We now feel that the Chairman has lost his way and all of us are growing tired of the mismanagement of resources at the county that is now becoming headlines. Frank Haney offers us the best chance to pull everyone together and re-focus on economic development that will result in more jobs. – Fortunato Salamone, Business Manager, Local 32


New leadership at the County Chairman level is needed. Our county needs a fresh perspective and a new vision. We must move forward rather than get bogged down in old fights. Only then will we attract more opportunities for our members. Frank Haney has an impeccable reputation for being honest and bringing people together to create positive change in our community. This is where we live and work – something needs to be done now not later. – Mark Szula, Business Representative and Organizer, Local 150

Frank is a trusted, community visionary. A man of his word. An ethical leader who’s morals will produce positive results for a community, a county and region is desperate need of change. Rockford and the collar cities inside Winnebago County will see action and Frank will hold himself and the board accountable. I am, “surprised” as Christian said that this hasn’t happened sooner. And, it’s a good thing for the constituents of the county! Go Frank Haney!  – Michael Ziener