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updated: 4/5/2011 10:50 PM

Goodman, Leonard for Warrenville council

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  • Leah Goodman

      Leah Goodman

  • Dan Leonard

      Dan Leonard

  • David Kratz

      David Kratz

  • Barbara Thornbury

      Barbara Thornbury


Challenger Leah Goodman has won the Warrenville City Council Ward 4 alderman seat over incumbent David Kratz.

With all three precincts reporting, unofficial totals show Goodman, an attorney, with 191 votes, and Kratz, a software architect, with 141 votes.

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Kratz was appointed to the city council in November to finish former Alderman Christopher Halley's term.

Incumbent Dan Leonard, however, was successful defending his seat in Ward 3 from challenger Barbara Thornbury, a Warrenville Park District commissioner.

With all four precincts counted in Ward 3, unofficial totals show Leonard, a builder and contractor, with 243 votes and Thornbury, a business owner and substitute teacher, with 178.

Incumbent Aldermen Stu Aschauer in Ward 1 and Robert Wilson in Ward 2 both ran unopposed to retain their seats on the council.

One, 4-year term was at stake in each contest.

Some of the candidates' top issues include increased flooding on the DuPage River, thorium cleanup at the former Kerr-McGee site and downtown development.

All four aldermen will be sworn in at the May 2 city council meeting.

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