Municipal Elections Kick Off

election2013Yesterday, December 17th, was the first day turn in nominating petitions for the upcoming municipal election on April 9th, 2013. Candidates have until 5 p.m. December 26th to file nominating petitions. DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo said all of the spring elections would be nonpartisan and there would be no need for a consolidated primary election on February 26th.

Three DeKalb mayoral candidates – DeKalb School District 428 Board member and NIU Media Services staff member Mike Verbic, former Ag/Monsanto employee and District 428 School Board member John Rey, and NIU Center for Governmental Studies Research Associate and former Re:New DeKalb executive director Jennifer Groce all filed their petitions yesterday. Sycamore mayor Ken Mundy also filed his petition to seek his third term as Sycamore’s mayor on Monday.

Alan Bauer and Pete Paulsen submitted petitions to run for re-election as aldermen of Sycamore’s 1st and 2nd Wards, respectively. In DeKalb, Bill Finucane and Dave Baker have submitted petitions for the 2nd and 6th Wards, respectively. DeKalb’s Fourth Ward saw two candidates file nominating petitions; Robert Snow, former assistant to the NIU law college dean and Jim Mitchell, limousine service owner and former District 428 school board member.

About Gracie Mott

Grace Mott is an NIU alumni with a BS in Family Social Services graduating with high honors. She began her working career as a Juvenile Probation Officer, then was in charge of the teenage runaways through the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. She owned and operated a campground in southern DeKalb County from 1990 to 2000. Since then, she does both sales and fulfillment for DeKalb County Online's parent company, eWorldLinx. eWorldLinx also has made and maintains over 100, mostly local, business websites.Gracie has served as Board President of the DeKalb County YSB; on the Board of Directors of the Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum and for the DeKalb County Building and Development Association.
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