Daniel Kordik and John "Chip" Humes are vying for the GOP nomination in House District 46 in the primary election on March 20. It's a tough choice between two solid candidates, but we give the nod to the more experienced Kordik, a Villa Park attorney.
Currently the York Township clerk, Kordik, 52, also served on the Villa Park Elementary District 45 school board for seven years. His goals mirror those of many Republican candidates this year, including his opponent's: reduce spending, lower taxes and reform government. Among those reforms, he calls for more transparency and consolidating offices (comptroller and treasurer, for example) to improve efficiency.
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Humes is a 29-year-old funeral director whose business is in the district but not his home. He said he would move if elected. He has held no elective offices but he is eager to serve and we expect to see him seeking office again if he's not successful this year.
The district takes in parts of Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, Lombard, Oakbrook Terrace and Villa Park.