With the candidate filing period now ended for the April 9, 2013, election, Bureau County registered voters are getting their first look at their candidates, including some newcomers and some incumbents who aren’t running for another term.
As reported earlier in the Bureau County Republican, Bureau County voters will decide 20 mayoral positions, 10 city/village clerk positions, one city treasurer and approximately 70 village board trustee/commissioner/aldermen positions in the April election.
Recapping the available candidate lists already published in the BCR, incumbent mayors Cliff Banks of Spring Valley, Randy Philhower of Tiskilwa and Bruce Hand of Wyanet are facing contested races. The village of Bureau Junction will also have a contested mayoral race, but between two newcomers — Timothy Shipp and Thomas Hollingsworth, as current mayor Rodney Crowther is not seeking re-election
Among the communities having contested races for trustee/alderman/commissioner positions are Cherry, DePue, Malden, New Bedford, Spring Valley, Walnut, and Princeton. The communities of Bureau Junction, Mineral, Ohio, Sheffield, Tiskilwa and Wyanet did not have enough candidates to fill all the open board positions.
Following is an additional list of village/city candidates for the April 2013 election:
• Arlington: Incumbent mayor Richard Koch is seeking re-election. City clerk Mary Stouffer is seeking re-election. Running for three open trustee position are incumbents Jo Alyce Hewitt, Joseph Lindenmier and Travis Moore and newcomer James Reed.
• Dalzell: Incumbent Gloria Orlandi and challenger John Mayfield are running for the position of mayor. Incumbent Jyll Pozzi is running for re-election as village clerk. Incumbents Laura Soens-Lunn, Joe Tonozzi and Jim Brophy along with newcomers Kevin Barkley and Cody Essl are running for three open trustee positions.
• Ladd: Incumbent Mike Grivetti is seeking re-election as mayor. Incumbent Diane Chandler is seeking re-election as village clerk. Incumbents Frank Cattani, Carol Collins and Barry Flanagan are seeking re-election as trustees.
• Seatonville: Incumbent Pam Haslam is running for re-election as village clerk. Incumbents Jack Brown and Chad Errio and newcomer Shawn Haslam are running for three open trustee positions.
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Editor’s note: More candidate filing results will be published as they become available.