Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 7:28 pm
Caucus-selected candidates add to municipal elections
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Races are shaping up for several municipal positions, with Monday night caucuses to select partisan candidates in village and small city elections next year.
Added to the nonpartisan candidates filing by petition, the caucus-selected candidates mean scores of people are seeking municipal offices to be filled in the April 9 elections. Where necessary, the primary election for those races will be Feb. 26.
Following is a list of area candidates who have filed notice they are running or who have been selected by caucus. Independent candidates have until Dec. 26 to fie petitions.
Rock Island County
Andalusia: Candidates file by petition. Offices open: mayor, three trustee seats, four-year terms; and one seat for a two-year unexpired term. Mayoral candidates are Pamela J. Einfeldt and incumbent Curtis Morrow. Candidates for the four-year trustee terms are incumbents Gary Kolls, Ray Stropes and James Killian. Alma Betts seeks the two-year term.
Carbon Cliff: Candidates file by petition. Offices open: mayor, three four-year trustee seats and two two-year terms. Mayoral candidates are Angela Fauser, Jason Collins and incumbent Kenneth Williams. Candidates for four-year trustee terms are Joyce Swanson, Larry Scott and incumbent Bill Hintz. Candidates for two-year terms are Mike Bragg, Levon Harris and Vern Dellef.
Coal Valley: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor and three four-year trustee seats. Candidates, all from the Indepndent Party, are mayoral candidate Rick Lasek and trustee candidates Cherie Meyer, Richard Stone and Dale Keppy.
Cordova: Candidates chosen by caucus: Offices open: mayor, village clerk and three four-year trustee seats. Citizens Party candidates are Jim Boone for mayor, Jackie Tanner for clerk and Harvey Sothman, John Stickler and Barry Oleson for trustees. Peoples Party candidates are Dean Moyer for mayor; Denise Womack for clerk and Alvin Barber, Shannon Craigmiles and Willard Somers for trustees.
Hampton:Candidates file by petition. Offices open: mayor and three four-year trustee seats. No candidates have filed.
Hillsdale: Candidates picked by caucus. Offices open: Three four-year trustee seats. Republican candidates are incumbents Janet Lease and Lisa Nicholson. The lone Democrat candidate is Patricia Lambrecht.
Milan: Candidates file by petition. Offices open: mayor, clerk and three four-year trustee terms. Candidates are incumbent Duane Dawson for mayor; incumbent Barb Lee for clerk; and incumbents Jody Taylor, Jim Flannery and Jerry Wilson for trustee.
Oak Grove: Village officials said caucuses are planned tonight.
Port Byron: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor, clerk and three four-year trustee terms. Republican nominees, all for the three trustee seats, are Brian Bitler and incumbents Scott Sidor and Bruce Peterson. No one filed for mayor
Rapids City: Candidates file by petition. Offices open: mayor and three open four-year trustee seats. Candidates are Don Clark and incumbents Mary Beth Eggers, Nicole Dopler and Scott Hemm. No one has filed for mayor.
Aledo:Candidates file by caucus. Offices open: mayor, clerk, treasurer and four four-year council seats. Citizen's Party candidates are Chris Hagloch for mayor, Sandy Bull for treasurer, Jarod Dale for clerk and, for alderman, Ward 1, Ila Bertrand; Ward 2, Tom Watkins; Ward 3, Barry Cooper; Ward 4, DeLayne Holmes. Democratic candidates are C. William "Red" Stancliff for mayor, Bill Stropes for treasurer and, for alderman, Ward 1, no candidate; Ward 2, Robert Maynard; Ward 3, no candidate; Ward 4, Terry Bewley.
Alexis: Candidates chosen by caucus. Office open: mayor and three four-year trustee seats. The Citizen's Party candidates are Dale Oberhaus for mayor and Nancy Carson, Katie Brown and Janet Anderson for the trustee positions. The People's Party presented two trustee candidates: Julie VanFleet and Loren Zahmeyer.
Joy: Candidates are chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor, three four-year trustee terms and two two-year terms. Peoples Party candidates are George Braucht for mayor, Joshua Stead, Deanna "Missy" Kernan and Donald Wilken for four-year trustees and Cindy Britton and James Campbell for two-year trustees. The Citizen's Party candidates are Todd Heath for mayor,Dewayne Rogers, Danny Frieden and Ernie Dillie forfour-year trustees and Audrey Bryant and Stephanie Leonard for two-year trustees.
Keithsburg: No caucus held.
Matherville: Candidates chosen by caucus: Offices open: mayor, treasurer and three four-year trustee seats. The only Citizens Party candidate is Stephanie McMeekan for mayor. The Democrats are fielding Anne Slavish for treasurer and Jim Shields and Tony Osbourne for trustees.
New Boston:Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor, three four-year trustee seats and two-year positions. Only the People's Party presented candidates. Christopher DeFrieze is the mayoral candidate. The 1st Ward candidates are Mark Fourdyce, four-year, and LuAnn Krengle, two-year. The 2nd Ward candidates are Douglas Ramer Sr., four-year, and Philip Franklin, two-year. The 3rd Ward candidates are Nick Abbadusky, four-year, and Jeffrey Marston, two-year. The treasurer's positions recently became an appointed position.
North Henderson: Candidates chosen by caucus. Offices open: mayor and four four-year trustee seats. Only the Peoples Party has candidates with Ron Brown for mayor and Dave Marshall, Karin Simkins, Rick McCutcheon and Nancy Cash for trustees
Seaton: Village officials could not be contacted Tuesday.
Sherrard: Candidates file by petition. Offices open: mayor and three four-year trustee positions. Candidates are incumbent Delbert Henry for mayor and Shawn Wyant, Henry "Hank" Dryoel and Geraldine "Gerri" Bristow for trustees.
Viola: Candidates selected by caucus. Open officers: mayor, clerk and three four-year trustee positions. The Anti-License Party was the only one to present candidates with Kirk Doonan for mayor, Marylin Carrico for clerk and Jack Carrico, Sue Mulder and Connie Lindsay for trustees.
New Windsor: Candidates chosen by caucus. Open offices: mayor, clerk and three four-year trustee seats. Only the People's Party presented candidates with Michael Peterson for mayor, Claudine Johnson for clerk and Linda Trout, Steve Kness and Dennis Loving for trustees.
A list of Henry County candidates will be published Thursday.
Staff reporters Anthony Watt and Sarah Hayden, along with correspondents Pam Berenger and Lyle Ernst, contributed to this story.