Candidates emerge for Henry County municipal elections


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Originally Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 6:57 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 05, 2012, 11:26 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, rlhammer@qconline.com

The list of candidates for the April 9, 2013, municipal elections in Henry County is taking shape.

Villages have chosen candidates either by caucus or nonpartisan filing. Independent candidates have until Dec. 26 to file. Here's what has happened so far:

Alpha: Independent candidates file Dec. 17-26. Seats include mayor, clerk and three trustees.

Andover: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor, clerk and three trustees. Candidates chosen: Dave Crippen for mayor, Bev Josephson for clerk and Amber Lilly, Mike Mielke and Mandy Browning for trustees.

Annawan: Candidates file Dec. 17-26. Seats include mayor, one two-year trustee and three four-year trustees.

Atkinson: Candidates file Dec. 17-26. Seats include mayor, three two-year trustees and three four-year trustees.

Bishop Hill: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor, one two-year trustee and three three-year trustees. People's Party candidates are Michael Funke for mayor,Brenda Dehler for two-year trustee and Fred Dehler, Eleanor Larson and Ben Strand for three-year trustee.

Cambridge: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor and three trustees. People's Party candidates are Jim Crouch for mayor and Margie Martin, Amanda Palmer and William Schehl for trustee.

Cleveland: The village caucus was called off Monday by disputes among attended. It is considered "not completed" and will reconvene 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, according to Mayor Jim White, who said he has consulted with the Illinois State Board of Elections on how to proceed.

Colona: Candidates file Dec. 17-26. Seats include mayor, city clerk, one alderman in 1st, 2nd and 4th Wards and two aldermen in 3rd Ward. (One alderman in ward four will be appointed.)

Galva: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: four-year aldermanic seats in each of three wards and one two-year aldermanic seat in 1st Ward. Candidates include Jayme Hopping (four-year) and Dwren Boston (two-year) in 1st Ward, Dougie Anderson in 2nd Ward and Chuck Deahl in 3rd Ward.

Geneseo: Candidates file Dec. 17-26. Four two-year seats open, one from each ward.

Kewanee: Two city council member seats are open. Two candidates filed during nonpartisan filing period: Kellie Wallace-McKenna and incumbent Mike Yaklich.

Orion: Candidates filed during nonpartisan filing period. Offices open: mayor, village clerk and three trustees. Candidates filing include James Cooper for mayor, Lori Sampson for clerk and Robert O'Leary for trustee.

Woodhull: Independent candidates Dec. 17-26. Seats open: mayor, three four-year trustees and one two-year trustee.





















 



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