Two challengers poised to unseat incumbents in Mundelein District 75

  • Alexandria Avila

    Alexandria Avila

  • Kristie Cary Fingerhut

    Kristie Cary Fingerhut

  • Lisa St. Clair

    Lisa St. Clair

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/2/2019 11:42 PM

Two of three incumbents were replaced Tuesday in a shake up on the Mundelein Elementary District 75 school board.

With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show newcomers Kristie Fingerhut, a family law attorney, and incumbent Alexandria Avila, an administrative assistant at Vernon Township seeking her second term, leading the field with 659 and 593 votes, respectively. Lisa St. Clair, a human resource professional and longtime volunteer, took the third seat with 559 votes.


Incumbents Fred Goldman and Matthew Rehm trailed with 479 and 386 votes, respectively. Elisa Camp and Jessica Neyzelman rounded out the field in the first contested election in District 75 since 2003.

Provisional ballots and late-arriving mail-in ballots are not included.

The transition to a shared superintendent and services with Mundelein High School District 120 will be one issue facing the board moving forward.

Under the arrangement announced last year, District 120 Superintendent Kevin Myers also will lead the District 75 administration, where Superintendent Andy Henrikson is retiring. Both districts will contribute to Myers' salary and benefits.

"The biggest issue is how we'll be transitioning," Fingerhut said.

District 75 also is trying to sell its headquarters building on Route 45 in downtown Mundelein and what might would be done with the proceeds will be up for discussion.

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