Incumbents easily win election in Bartlett trustee race

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/2/2019 11:12 PM

Incumbents won election by a wide margin Tuesday in the race for three seats on the Bartlett village board.

With 39 of 41 precincts reporting, unofficial returns showed trustees Adam Hopkins, Kristina Gabrenya and Ray Deyne easily turned back three challengers.


Hopkins had 1,680 votes, Gabrenya 1,648 and Deyne 1,320.

Among the newcomers in the race, police officer Guy Papa had 584 votes, accountant and real estate broker Balwinder Chhokar 468 and postal worker Columbus Montgomery 457.

One of the main issues discussed during the campaign was the candidates' views on the best ways to inspire further economic development in the community.

Identifying ways for residents to spend money for the same goods and services within the village rather than going outside was a common element to the candidates' suggestions.

Gabrenya, like the new candidates, was actually pursuing her first election to the board. She'd been appointed in the spring of 2017 to fill the vacancy created by the death of her mother, longtime Trustee T.L. Arends.

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