Grchan to hold fundraiser tonight
Sheriff Mike Grchan has sent out an invitation to a fundraiser with the heading "R.I. County Democratic Office Holders Support Their Sheriff"
Listed at the top of the list is State Centeral Committeeman Don Johnston, State Senator Mike Jacobs, and State Rep. Pat Verschoore
Under these names are listed Recorder Pat Veronda, Circuit Clerk Lisa Bierman, States Attorney Jeff Terronez, Coroner Sharon Anderson, Clerk Dick Leibovitz, Treasurer LuAnn Kerr, Auditor Diana Robinson, Superintendant of Schools Joe Vermiere, and County Board Chairman James Bohnsack.
Below these is a list of all county board members.
It invites all to "join our office holders" for a pork sandwich dinner from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28th at the Moline American Legion 1623 15th Street in Moline.
Cost is $6.00 per person, $25 sponsor, and $100 dinner host.
There has been at least one commenter here loudly maintaining that some of these people listed on the invite, namely Jacobs and Terronez, were supposedly angry because they don't support Grchan and did not agree to be listed as supporters.
As this commenter put it, (typed in all caps.. ugh!) "It (the invitation) claims that among other elected official, that R.I. County States Attorney Jeff Terronez and State Sen. Mike Jacobs suppports Sheriff Grchan in his attempt to get realected [sic] as Sheriff. This is not true. How do I know this? I have been in contact with someone who has contacted both men and they are extremely upset that Grchan used there [sic] names."
An anonymous source citing a twice removed subject... being in contact with someone who was in contact with ... just doesn't cut it as far as reliability.
Short of hearing this from Jacobs or Terronez, it's impossible to say if the allegations are true or not.