McHENRY – Another McHenry County resident has submitted a bid for the Illinois Senate District 32 seat that state Sen. Pamela Althoff occupies.

McHenry Township Assessor Mary Mahady, D–McHenry, said in a news release that she would join the Senate race against current McHenry County Board members John Reinert, R-Crystal Lake, and Craig Wilcox, R-McHenry. Althoff announced that she is not running for re-election and supports Reinert.

Mahady focused on tax law reform in her announcement.

“The biggest issue touching every Illinois resident is the increasing burden of property taxes,” Mahady said in a statement. “Many politicians promise to reduce property taxes, but the only real way to reduce the burden is to change our state laws to provide more funding for our schools and eliminate property tax loopholes. I am committed to solving these complex issues and ensuring our communities have the resources they need.”

Mahady also is a real estate agent and former member of the McHenry County Board of Review. She said she has the knowledge to create more equity in the system.

“People don’t mind paying their fair share, but they want a system that is fair for everyone,” Mahady said in a statement.

A 37-year McHenry Township resident, Mahady said that she has raised her two children and now four grandchildren in the county. She has been involved in the McHenry Chamber of Commerce and was president of the Pigtail Softball League.

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