April 2013 Consolidated Election: Downers Grove Voter Guide
Here's the final list of candidates who filed for village, township, park district and school boards in the April 9 election.
As the filing period for the 2013 consolidated election drew to a close Dec. 26, only three races in Downers Grove were contested.
Candidates will face off April 9 for positions on the Downers Grove Village Council, Community High School District 99 Board of Education and Downers Grove Township Board. The Downers Grove Park District and Grade School District 58 races were uncontested.
Voters have five business days to file objections to candidates' nominating petitions. Per election code, a business day is designated as any day an office is open to the public for at least seven hours for accepting objections. For municipal offices that were closed on New Year’s Eve or not open for at least seven hours, the fifth business day following Dec. 26 is Jan. 4, 2013.
Here's the final list of candidates who filed by Dec. 26:
Downers Grove Village Board
Open Seats: Three trustees
Who Filed: Incumbents Robert "Bob" Barnett and Marilyn J. Schnell, and newcomers David S. Olsen, Susan Walaszek, Don Jankowski Greg Hosé
Incumbent(s) Not Running: Commissioner William Waldack
Community High School District 99 School Board
Open Seats: Four
Who Filed: Incumbents Deborah "Debbie" Boyle, Bill White, Teresa "Terry" K. Pavesich and Julia Kennedy Beckman, and newcomers Martin Gorski, Henry P. Jakobsze and Rick Pavinato
Incumbent(s) Not Running: None
Downers Grove Township
Open Seats: Eight (Supervisor, clerk, assessor, highway commissioner and four trustees)
- Supervisor: Incumbent Frank Wurster (R) and Karol Ann Sole (D)
- Clerk: Laura Hois (R) and Ruth C. "Chris" Hotchkin (D)
- Assessor: Incumbent Theresa Cockrell (R)
- Highway Commissioner: Incumbent Lawrence "Andy" Anderson (R) and Christopher English (D)
- Trustees: Incumbents William J. Swanston (R), Mark D. Cuthbert (R), Kathleen Abbate (R) and Lorraine Grimsby (R), and challengers Megan McCarthy Schroeder (D) and James Boyce (D)
District 58 School Board
Open Seats: Four
Who Filed: Incumbents John D. Cooper Jr., Sallie Ann Lupescu and Roberta Diehl, and newcomer James Paul
Incumbent(s) Not Running: Board President Steve Funk
Downers Grove Park District
Open Seats: Two
Who Filed: Incumbent Matt Cushing and newcomer Damienne Colleen Souter
Incumbent(s) Not Running: Commissioner Janet Barr
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