Update: Five Contested City Races on April Ballot; Pezza Supports Deuter
Three-way contest for mayor, three incumbent aldermen face challenge.
Alderman Paula Pezza, who will not seek re-election, called her time on the City Council a "great honor" and "wonderful experience."
In a statement released Thursday, Pezza said, "During my term, I managed to accomplish many of my goals and changes that will benefit the taxpayers. While it took hard work, time and dedication, it was also a rewarding experience."
Pezza vowed to stay active in the city and urge other residents to be informed and involved. Pezza also threw her support behind Marti Deuter who will face MaryNic Foster for the First Ward seat in the April 9 election.
Updated 1:15 p.m.
Elmhurst voters will choose a new mayor and have a say in four contested aldermanic races on April 9.
Headlining things will be the three-way contest for mayor between sitting aldermen Steve Morley, Diane Gutenkauf and Mark Mulliner. Each is seeking to fill the city's top spot vacated by former Mayor Peter DiCianni, who resigned after winning a seat on the DuPage County Board in November.
Wednesday marked the final day for candidates to file for a spot on the ballot in city, school board and park board elections. Ward races break down this way:
1st Ward: Martha "Marti" Deuter, MaryNic Foster
2nd Ward: Norman Leader (incumbent)
3rd Ward: Michael Bram (incumbent)
4th Ward: Mike Baker, Kevin York (incumbent)
5th Ward: Robert Kevin "Bob" Kolb, Chris Healy (incumbent)
6th Ward: Jim Kennedy (incumbent)
7th Ward: Charles Mueller, Patrick Wagner (incumbent)
Current City Clerk Patty Spencer was the lone person to file for her position, while no one is listed on the ballot for city treasurer. All seats are four-year terms.
Information on the school board and park board were not immediately available Wednesday night.