Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Entire Ela First slate win all township positions.
The Ela First slate of candidates took all open Ela Township positions in the April 9 election. The race between Ela First and Ela Tax Reform candidates was close as precinct results came in, although some candidates including Lucy Prouty for supervisor and John Barrington for assessor maintained a strong lead throughout the evening. After all precincts were counted, and absentee and early voting tallied, Ela First candidates had won all spots. "The Ela First candidates would like to thank everyone for all the support throughout the campaign," John Barrington said. "There was a lot of mixed information out there, but we have a great group of people on this board who are committed to the residents of Ela Township and look forward to …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Jim Beaudoin, Jeff Halen, Dan Stanovich voted trustees; Mark Loewes two year term trustee
Patch is your source for local election results. This is where we will post updated election results once the polls close on April 9, 2013. There were three openings on the Lake Zurich village board for four-year trustee terms and one opening for a two-year term. Below is the list of candidates who ran. All candidates were sent questionnaires. Click on the names of those who returned the questionnaires to read their full profile. Jim Beaudoin Helmut Gerlach Ildiko Schultz Background Information Village President: Three candidates ran for Lake Zurich village president on the April 9 ballot, incumbent Suzanne Branding, current Trustee Tom Poynton, and Mary Black. All were sent questionnaires. Click on the name to read…
Get results for the Lake Zurich District 95 School board here for the April 9, 2013 election.
Patch is your source for local election results. This is where we will post updated election results once the polls close on April 9, 2013. Six candidates are running for four open seats on the Lake Zurich District 95 board of education. Background information: Scott McConnell Eileen Maloney Russell Cerqua –did not respond John Shaw Lisa Warren Kathy Brown Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots.
Ela First candidates take township board race.
There are two slates running in Ela Township. Ela First Details Vision for the Future The Ela First slate of candidates consists of Lucy Prouty for Supervisor, William L (Bill) Donnan for Clerk, Bill Kruckenberg for Highway Commissioner, John Barrington for Assessor, and Nancy Thompson, Larry Bowman, Jack Reck, and Lynn O’Brien for Trustee. Ela Tax Reform Party Says it Will Put Ela Residents First Members of the Ela Tax Reform Party include: Barbara Evans for Supervisor, Wayne Wnek for Assessor, Paul Jankowski for Clerk, Randy Abbott for Highway Commissioner, and Trustee candidates Mike Jennings, Vaseem Iktekhar, Nancy Shepherdson and Tony Lombardo. Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Mainstreet Organization of Realtors announces its official support of the United Lake Zurich slate of candidates in the April 9 Consolidated Election. The organization says, “The community will be well served with the election of United Lake Zurich.”
Submitted by United Lake Zurich. United Lake Zurich is proud to announce it has the official support of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors. "The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors is proud to support United Lake Zurich because of their strong support for home ownership and private property rights and is honored to be part of their election,” said Gary Stittgen, a Mainstreet Organization of Realtors member. “The community will be well served with the election of United Lake Zurich." The full slate of United Lake Zurich candidates includes incumbent Village President Suzanne Branding, incumbent Clerk Kathleen Johnson, and village trustee candidates Helmet Gerlach, Todd Minden, Ildiko Schultz and Debra Vander Weit. “United Lake …
Rich Sustich endorses Tom Poynton, independent candidates.
Tom Poynton and the Independent Trustee candidates offer LZ residents the real horsepower needed to create a lean and effective village government that is fiscally sustainable and resident and business friendly. Poynton has served on the Board for six years and has demonstrated strong leadership and commitment to do what it really takes to serve as an elected official. He worked to develop the Village’s first Strategic and Capital Improvement Plans in more than a decade, to ensure the Village invests wisely in the infrastructure our residents depend on. He took the lead in encouraging the annexation deal, paving the way for LZ to attract Mariano’s after Mayor Branding and village administration twice dropped the ball; a failure that …
Where to cast your ballot for the local elections held Tuesday, April 9.
Friday, April 5
Lake Zurich residents will hit the polls Tuesday, April 9 to vote for many local positions including school board and village roles. Lake Zurich's Contested 2013 Races Don't know where to cast your ballot? Head to the Lake County Clerk's website to learn if you're regsitered and where to vote next week. Tune into Lake Zurich Patch Tuesday for updated election results and information.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"The Ela First candidates stands out as refreshing opposites."
Wednesday, April 3
I recently received a call from Wayne Wnek, the Ela Tax Reform Party candidates for Assessor. While I was already inclined to support John Barrington, this call cemented my position. At the start, Wnek repeated the talking point that his slate has been pushing since day one: that they would refund $2 million of the $2.2 million surplus to Ela Township taxpayers. Of course that sounds great…who wouldn’t want a tax refund? But, as in all things, the devil is in the details. So I asked him what we would do if we were faced with an unexpected expenditure, like a weather disaster or another economic downtown. His response: they would borrow to cover the expenditures. So the Ela Tax Reform Party wants to clean out the township’s reserves and …
Foglia explains YMCA, Ela Township partnership.
Wednesday, April 3
To The Editor: I am writing to voice my support for Ela First in the upcoming election and to share my perspective on some misinformation about Ela Township and the Foglia YMCA. Together, they have done great work for the community, and I was upset to hear candidates for Ela Township office attacking this work. In 2000, Ela Township made a $1.5 million contribution to a YMCA Capital Campaign. Through this deal, Ela Township agreed to a 25-year lease for a 2,500 square foot Senior Center and 1,000 square foot Youth Center. This agreement served the people of Ela Township well for the last decade. However, in 2011, both the YMCA and Ela Township had outgrown their space. As a result, Ela Township and the YMCA negotiated a buyout of the …
Tax Reform Party challenges Ela First.
Wednesday, April 3
Submitted by the Ela Tax Reform Party. The Ela Tax Reform Party has announced a challenge to the Ela Township board to reduce its excessive reserves and return a significant amount of tax dollars to property owners. The challenge is based on moves by the incumbent board to adopt some of the ideas of the Tax Reform Party prior to the election. Tax abatement and increasing services to all residents have been part of the Tax Reform Party platform for months. “Two months ago, the Tax Reform Party announced that, if elected, we would abate up to $2 million in property taxes to residents,“ said Barbara Evans, supervisor candidate with the Tax Reform Party. “People were responding so well to our message of tax abatement that two weeks ago…