Yesterday, 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.