Breaking News Bar
updated: 1/9/2013 11:45 AM

Trustee hopeful Dawn Abernathy to stay on Mundelein ballot

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

A Mundelein woman making her first bid for public office will be allowed to stay in the race for village trustee, a three-member electoral board has decided.

Dawn Abernathy's candidate petition had been formally challenged by local resident Stephen Dee.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Dee claimed the petition didn't have enough valid signatures of registered voters, and he said the document violated other election rules. The board eliminated 22 signatures during a hearing Tuesday, but enough remained for Abernathy to stay on the April 9 ballot.

Dee's other complaints were rejected.

"I am relieved to be on the ballot, so that it's up to the voters in Mundelein to decide if I should be a trustee," Abernathy told the Daily Herald Wednesday.

The election board will meet again Monday, Jan. 14, to formalize its decision.

Abernathy is among seven candidates seeking three seats on the village board.

The others are: incumbents Ray Semple and Jim Nutschnig; onetime congressional candidate Gregory S. Jacobs; and political newcomers Holly Kim, Alexander Kvasnicka, and Kerry A. Garesche.

Three candidates are vying to replace Mayor Kenneth H. Kessler, who is not seeking re-election.

Two are trustees: Steve Lentz and Robin Meier. The other is former police chief and current park district board member Wally Frasier.

Katy Timmerman is running unopposed for village clerk. Current Clerk Esmie Dahlstrom is not running.

All of the posts carry 4-year terms.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here