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Who's Running for Grayslake Office in April 2013?

Learn who has filed to run in the April 9, 2013, consolidated election for various boards in the Grayslake area.

Village of Grayslake

The village board election will be uncontested. Incumbent Mayor Rhett Taylor and trustees Bruce Bassett, Amy Edwards and Shawn Vogel, along with village clerk Cynthia Lee, have all filed to run for re-election.

Village of Hainesville

The village board election will be uncontested. Incumbent Mayor Linda Soto and trustees Gerry Daley, John Derenoski and Georgeann Duberstein have all filed to run for re-election.

District 46

Five candidates have filed to run for four District 46 School Board seats, including one slate.

The Focus on Education slate includes candidates James Weidman, Steven Strack, Robert Roop, Jr. and Jill N. Alfrejd.

Resident Paul J. Sprenger is running as an independent candidate.

The terms of Michael Carbone, Ray Millington, Keith Surroz and Karen Weinert expire in 2013.

District 127

Four candidates have filed to run for three District 127 School Board seats.

They are Scott Gaunky, Douglas Nerge, Russell Chamberlin and Suzanne Swanson.

The terms of Russell Chamberlain, Thomas G. Halloran and Suzanne Swanson expire in 2013.

District 50

The Woodland District 50 School Board election will be uncontested. Four candidates have filed to run for four seats.

They are residents Bill Barnabee, Vincent A. Juarez and Anthony V. DeMonte along with incumbent Carla Little.

The terms of Carla Little, Catherine Campbell, Larry Gregorash and Joan Morris expire in 2013.

College of Lake County

Five candidates have filed to run for two seats on the CLC Board of Trustees.

They are: Philip J. Carrigan, of Waukegan; Jeanne Marie Dauray, of Round Lake; retired vice president of student development Darl E. Drummond, of Gurnee; incumbent trustee John W. Lumber, of Ingleside; and incumbent trustee Barbara D. Oilschlager, of Grayslake.

The 6-year terms of John W. Lumber and Barbara D. Oilschlager expire in 2013. A candidate forum will be held at noon on Feb. 6, at CLC's Grayslake campus. A voter registration drive will also take place.

Editor's Note: James Creighton Mitchell Jr. of Lindenhurst, who was initially on the ballot, is not running in this race.

Grayslake Library

The library board election will be uncontested as four candidates have filed to run for the four seats.

They are incumbent Kathleen Starzec, resident Lisa Tonkery and incumbent Philip S. Howe for the three 6-year terms and incumbent Wendy Petera for the one 4-year term.

The terms of library board members Starzec, Kristine Mobley, Philip S. Howe and Wendy Petera, who was appointed in November to fill the vacancy left by the death of Kent Rich, expire in 2013.

Grayslake Park District

Five candidates have filed to run for four park board seats.

They are incumbents Gayle Cinke, Steve Fabbri and George Weinert, along with residents Ray Larson and Timothy Powell.

The terms of Gayle Cinke, Steve Fabbri, George Weinert and Troy Whalen expire in 2013.

Avon Township

The terms of all township officials expire in 2013 including Supervisor Sam Yingling (who was elected state representative), Assessor R. Chris Ditton, Clerk Lisa Rusch, Highway Commissioner Tom Brust and Trustees Randy Evangelides, Marc Feldstein, William McNeill and Doug Williams.

Two parties and one independent slate have filed to run for Avon Township elected positions.

The two parties are:

Avon Action
Lisa Rusch, Supervisor
Elona Hamilton, Clerk
Chris Ditton, Assessor
Tom Brust, Highway Commissioner
Christopher Larson, Trustee
Marc Feldstein, Trustee
Randy Evangelides, Trustee
Lisa DeLaMar, Trustee

Avon Strong
Judy Armstrong, Supervisor
Patrica A. Smart, Clerk
Wayne George Flary, Assessor
Robert D. Kula, Highway Commissioner
Cathy deGroh, Trustee
Jeanne Kearby, Trustee
William McNeill, Trustee
Annmarie Pryde, Trustee

The independent slate, which does not include candidates for clerk and assessor is:

Avon Unity

Douglas Raul Williams, Supervisor
James P. DeNomie, Highway Commissioner
Bob Flanary, Trustee
Erica J. Lopez, Trustee
Hal Sloan, Trustee
Stephen Hall, Trustee

Candidate Filing Starts Monday

SeanS65 December 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Well hopefully we will see a shake up at 46. We need sound reasoning people and not Tea Party extremist. The Avon candidates surprise me. Why so many?
Nightcrawler December 29, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Is the deadline for filing past? I find it hard to believe that none of the D46 incumbents are running for reelection.
Angela Sykora (Editor) December 29, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Hi Nightcrawler, The deadline to file nominating papers was 5 p.m. Dec. 26. Only way anyone else can run now would be as a write-in.
Fifteen Year Grayslake Resident December 29, 2012 at 03:03 AM
The article has a dateline of Dec 18, which has me confused since it was in today's Patch. Does the article in fact represent the final slates of candidates except where so noted?
Fifteen Year Grayslake Resident December 29, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Sorry, Dec 19
Lennie Jarratt December 29, 2012 at 03:16 AM
District 50 had Anthony Demonte, Vincent Juarez, and Carla Little file.
Lennie Jarratt December 29, 2012 at 03:21 AM
SeanS65, you once advocated that the Tea Party should have been "embracing Yingling". Now, to address your comment here. The people who have been called Tea Party members, which they all are not, have been the members fighting for transparency, cutting wasteful spending, exposing insider hiring and working to prevent teacher RIFs and program cuts. So based on the logic of your statements, you must want people who want to RIF more teachers, cut programs, continue insider hiring and wasteful spending.
Angela Sykora (Editor) December 29, 2012 at 05:56 AM
The original article was posted on Dec. 19, a couple days after the filing period began. Today's post was a "link-out" to the original story, which I have been updating as I obtain information. I was able to gather some of the candidate names in the beginning of the filing period, but once the holidays were upon us and offices were closed I wasn't able to get as many. After the filing period ended on Dec. 26, I made the effort to obtain more names. Alas, due to schools being closed I have not been able to get every one, but I assure you I will! So, to answer your question-Yes, the article includes every candidate that has filed except for the additional District 50 candidates and the CLC candidates.
Angela Sykora (Editor) December 29, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Thank you Lennie. I am working to confirm that.
Jose Cuervo December 29, 2012 at 11:10 PM
I'm quite surprised that none of the incumbents on the current D46 board are running again. To see a slate running is a red flag, especially one that takes the majority. Chances are they come in with plans and intentions, an agenda if you will. Robert Roop runs the D46 Yahoo Message board and has been openly nasty toward many. James Weidman aka Softball Jim, read his posts, his anger turn many off. Jill Alfred's husband, Chris, wrote the letter to the editor chastising 5 current board members for voting not to increase the levy, subsequently our property taxes. So there are 3 who enter the race who have been openly critical, even vicious in some cases. I'd like to know from the members of the slate, if they are elected, are they going to vote to raise taxes? Second, if elected, will you even try to work with the current members that you have been so critical of? The district can't take more angry, bitter, uncompromising leaders. Please tell us all what your plans are!
Fifteen Year Grayslake Resident December 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Thank you Angela!
Sandra Sims December 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM
How can we find out what the candidates stand for? Particularly the school board candidates. We can't take more board members who seem to think it is a privelege for taxpayers to give their last dimes in the name of "better" education. The slate also scares me. Ideologists, no thank you.
Carmen Dickens January 10, 2013 at 02:05 AM
I just think we need to hear more ideas from candidates than just cutting.programs. What ideas ,other than slogans do they believe in.
Parent of many January 19, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Who is running for the seats at Warren dist 121? They should all be thrown out after the Brierton mess!
Lefty Ruggiero January 23, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Jose Cuervo, good information on Roop,Weidman, and Chris Alfred. Grayslake is already turning into RLB and the school districts are cutting their own throats by placing the burden on a shrinking taxpayer base. My home is worth $10k less than what I paid for it in 1998. Unfortunately it is almost paid for. My next door neighbors are close to my wife and myself, and we have discussed our moving. They think we would lose money, but we argued to stay in Grayslake you are losing. I appealed my taxes 3 yrs in a row and won, but they are still at $7k. I would rather move and take the loss in appreciation than stay and continue to watch my taxes go higher, foreclosures rise, and fewer people considering Grayslake as a future home to their family's. while many suburbs are seeing an increase and Chicago proper up 6% in 2012, we will continue to see a decrease. The only other way around it would be purchase another home in a more tax friendly town, haha not many in Illinois, or to rent to multiple families like they do in the city and make more than enough to pay the taxes and put money in my pocket. However it is not in me as a person to do that. I, along with others am getting older and tired of the constant fight for what's right. It takes a lot out of you. It is apparent Chicago politics has taken over most of Illinois, and spread its tentacles to D.C., and now trying to spread those tentacles across the rest of the country.

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