Lisle, Roselle promise hot village board races

Updated 12/20/2016 4:56 PM

There won't be many contested village board and city council races across DuPage County in April, but those few could produce some fireworks.

In Lisle, for example, there are seven candidates for three village board seats, and in Roselle seven hopefuls will compete for four seats.


Contested races also are shaping up in Bensenville, Naperville, Wheaton and Aurora.

Here's a look at some of the hottest races in the Daily Herald coverage area.


Seven candidates are seeking three 4-year terms on the village board, including three incumbents, three challengers who are running as a slate with a village president hopeful, and one independent.

The incumbents are Anthony Carballo, Brad Hettich and Christy McGovern. The Prosperity for Lisle party candidates are Marie Hasse, Kelly Dixit and Albert Lazaro. The independent is Kristy Grau.

The crowded field comes as the village also has a race for mayor between four-term incumbent Joe Broda and Prosperity for Lisle leader Christopher Pecak and a race for clerk between Prosperity for Lisle candidate David Nelson Jr. and independent Kim Brondyke.

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Seven hopefuls are vying for three 4-year seats on the village board. The candidates are David Pileski, Patrick Devitt, Brian Boos, Terry Drohomyreckyj, Christopher Gnuteck, Terrell Barnes and Heather Pransky.

Devitt is the only incumbent in the race. Trustee Carrie Dahlstrom pulled a packet but didn't submit the required paperwork to run before the filing period ended Monday. Trustee Andy Maglio decided not to seek re-election to the village board so he could run for mayor.


Party slates are the norm in the village and next year will be no different, with three trustee candidates from each party seeking 4-year board terms.

The Bensenville United Party, aligned with presidential candidate Frank DeSimone, features trustee candidates Ann Franz, McLane Lomax and Armando Perez.

The Working 4 Bensenville Party, aligned with presidential hopeful Henry Wesseler, features trustee candidates David Majeski, Sergiusz "Sergio" Zgrzebski and Joseph Pisano. Mekeski is the only incumbent.



There are four seats up for grabs on the city council and eight people hoping to fill them.

Incumbents Judith Brodhead, Kevin Coyne, Kevin Gallaher and John Krummen won 2-year terms in 2015 and now are seeking to keep their seats for another four years.

Challengers Julie Berkowicz, Michael Leland Isaac, Michael Strick and Benny White round out the field.


West District incumbent Todd Scalzo faces two challengers in his bid for a third term: Bob McNeily and Lynn Robbins.

East District incumbent Thor Saline also faces two challenges from Michael Barbier and Thomas Dymit.

Councilmen John Rutledge in the South District and Phil Suess in the North District are running unopposed.


The race for the Ward 10 seat on Aurora's far northeast side is open among three candidates, as incumbent Lynne Johnson, who twice during her term was charged with shoplifting from a grocery store, is not seeking re-election. Candidates Keith Bradley, Judd Lofchie and Robert Paolicchi are running for the seat.

The at-large seat held by longtime alderman Robert O'Connor, who was elevated to acting mayor upon the resignation of former Mayor Tom Weisner, also is a contested race between O'Connor and Matt Harrington.

In Wards 2, 4, 7 and 9, incumbents Juany Garza, William "Bill" Donnell, Scheketa Hart-Burns and Edward J. Bugg, respectively, are running unopposed.

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