Wednesday, September 26, 2012
LITH's Plaza Won't Reveal Election Plans Yet
The ambiguity left at last one LITH trustee uncertain what to do. "I don't know which (election packet) to pull," said Bob Huckins. At least one other LITH trustee is mulling whether to run for Village President if Plaza doesn't. Trustees Steve Harlfinger and Denise Barreto plan to seek re-election. Clerk Denise Wasserman laughed when asked about her plans. "You'll know in due time," she said.
As expected, Huntley Mayor Chuck Sass pulled a packet to seek another term Tuesday. Trustee Pam Fender didn't, since she's already running for Grafton Township Supervisor. Illinois law's murky on whether she could hold both offices simultaneously but Fender said it didn't matter. "This is all or nothing," she said.
Huntley could, in fact, end up with two incumbentless Trustee races. Ron Hahn, completing the term of Paul Mercer who moved to Arizona last year, is reported uncertain about devoting another four years to the Board. John Piwko, menwhile, is expected to seek a return to his spot. At least one runner-up from 2011's Trustees' contest is rumored to be planning another run.
In Algonquin, Village President John Schmitt said he's seeking re-election and Trustees Bob Smith, Jerry Glogowski and Brian Dianis appear to have the same intention. Village Clerk Jerry Kautz said he's running again, too.
Dec. 24 is the last official day to file municipal nominating petitions but most candidates seem to be marking Dec. 23 as the practical deadline.
In the pic: LITH Village President Ed Plaza.