Northfield Republicans present township candidates
Headed by five-term Northfield Township Supervisor Jill Brickman, the Northfield Township Republican Caucus has advanced candidates for township government in the April 6, 2021, general election.
Brickman, of Glenview, seeks a sixth term as supervisor. Named Glenview Citizen of the Year in 2017, she is a past president of the Glenview Sunrise Rotary Club and remains active in Rotary. She chairs the Glenbrook Hospital Community Advisory Committee and is on the executive board and several committees of the Northwest Municipal Conference. As supervisor, she helps direct the Northfield Township Food Pantry, which helps North suburban families in need.
Incumbent Patricia Damisch has been Northfield Township assessor since 1993. The Northbrook resident has held multiple offices within local school organizations and within the Cook County Township Assessors Association. As assessor, Damisch implemented computerization and software applications for the township's real estate database to assist property owners.
Incumbent Patricia Lechner of Northbrook seeks a third term as township clerk. The University of Illinois graduate is a former North Suburban YMCA board member, and is a Northbrook Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
Incumbent Tim Rueckert seeks his second term as highway commissioner. The Glenview resident came to the position after 27 years as a special agent-supervisor for the Illinois Gaming Board as a police officer. As highway commissioner Rueckert also serves as director of emergency management for Northfield Township.
The Republican Organization forwarded incumbent trustees Melanie Peterson of Glenview and Itak Seo of Northbrook. The caucus also nominated board of trustees candidates Jeffrey Cernek of Glenview and Jonathan Greenberg of Northbrook.