Incumbents retain Bartlett Park seats

Daily Herald Report
Updated 4/9/2013 9:59 PM
  • Ted Lewis

    Ted Lewis

  • Jim Mansfield

    Jim Mansfield

In the race for two seats on the Bartlett Park District, incumbents Ted Lewis and Jim Mansfield were re-elected, defeating newcomer Wayne A. Schwartz.

A 70-year-old attorney, Lewis has served as a park commissioner since 1983 and was rewarded with another 6-year term. Mansfield, a 49-year-old plumber and father of three, also was re-elected to a 6-year term on the board, on which he now serves as treasurer.

With all 31 precincts reporting across Cook and DuPage counties, unofficial results showed Lewis with 2,468 votes and Mansfield with 2,369 votes. Schwartz finished out of the running with 1,633 votes.

A Bartlett resident since 1971, the 61-year-old Schwartz ran on a campaign to rein in spending. He also argued that the indoor walking track at the community center should be free to residents.

As supporters of a recent successful $18 million referendum that allowed the district to buy the Villa Olivia ski facility and renovate the aquatic center, Lewis and Mansfield said during the campaign that they were proud of the park district's improvements.

"When I started, all we had was an old subdivision pool and no community center," Lewis said before the election. "Now, those are state-of-the-art facilities."

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