Thomas Hoover (R-13) was appointed by the County Board July 22 to fill the position vacated by the death of Dave MaKay, who passed away in June. Hoover has not been elected to any previous office. However, the position will be on the ballot in Novembers election.
Hoover and his place of employment, Ideal Advertising and Printing, have contributed a total of $1,395 on four occasions since 2002 to the Winnebago County Republican Central Committee. According to state records, prior to 2002, Hoover did not contribute any cash to campaigns. However, Ideal Printing donated $300 worth of printing to fellow board member Chris K. Johnson (R-4) in 2001.