Three Lake Zurich Trustees Won’t Run for Re-election

Thirteen candidates file for village seats in April election



Dec. 26 was the last day to file for the April 9 election. Three current trustees whose seats are up are not running for re-election, Jonathon Sprawka, Rich Sustich and Terry Mastandrea.

Mastandrea was appointed in September 2011to fill the term of Mark Ernst who left for a job out of state.

Trustee Rich Sustich said he decided not to seek re-election for family and personal reasons. (Check back on Lake Zurich Patch for a full interview with Sustich).

A slate of candidates as well as independents filed for village office for the April election. Three candidates are running for village president-incumbent Suzanne Branding, Trustee Tom Poynton and Mary Black.

The United Lake Zurich Party will run as a slate and includes:

Suzanne Branding, Village President, 4 years

Kathleen Johnson, Village Clerk, 4 years

Helmut Gerlach, Trustee 4 years

Todd Minden, Trustee 4 years

Ildiko Schultz, Trustee 4 years

Debra Vander Weit, Trustee unexpired 2 years


Independents who are running include:


Tom Poynton, Independent, Village President, 4 years

Jeffrey Halen, Independent, Trustee 4 years

Geoffrey Petzel, Independent, Trustee 4 years

Daniel Stanovich, Independent, Trustee 4 years

Mark Loewes, Independent, Trustee unexpired 2 years

Mary Black, Independent, Village President, 4 years

 Jim Beaudoin, Independent, Trustee - 4 years


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