Campton Hills clerk race now contested

Updated 2/8/2011 4:22 PM

The election for Campton Hills village clerk has become contested since one person has filed as a write-in candidate.

Anna Eirmann, of the 4N900 block of Forest Trail, is seeking the post. She will face incumbent Carolyn Higgins.


Statements of intent to run as write-ins were due Monday to the Kane County clerk's office.

Kristin LeBlanc followed through on her intention to be a write-in for Campton Hills village president. LeBlanc had collected signatures on a petition to be on the ballot, but Higgins refused to certify her petitions, contending she didn't have enough signatures and had not filed a required statement of economic interest.

LeBlanc will face incumbent Patsy Smith.

Others who filed as write-ins include G. Michael Stoffa of the 300 block of Pierce Street in Elburn, for the Blackberry Township-area post on the Kane County Regional Office of Education Board of Trustees; and Gene Nehring, of the 300 block of Lincoln Street in Big Rock, for the Big Rock Park District.

Stoffa is vice president of the ROE board.

The county clerk's office has also released the list of referendums that will be on the April 5 ballot.

Kane County Forest Preserve District residents will vote on a $30 million borrowing proposal; Elburn, Sugar Grove and North Aurora residents will vote on whether to allow their village boards to negotiate electricity rates on their behalf; the Hinckley Fire Protection District is asking for permission to create a tax rate for ambulance service; Maple Park will have a property tax question; and Campton Hills has an advisory question about whether to establish its own fire department.