City, School and Park Board Candidates Can Pick Up Nominating Packets for April Election

Mayor, seven aldermanic, three school and two park seats are up for election next spring.

Candidate packets for those seeking to run for local office in the April 9, 2013, Consolidated Election are now available. To be eligible to serve, candidates must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter and a resident of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the election.

Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in state law.
 Petitions may be circulated immediately.

Candidate filing will take place during business hours Dec. 17 to 24 at the administration office of the city, park or school district. Candidates' names will appear on the ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received. Objections can be filed Dec. 26 to Jan. 2, 2013.  Public offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1.

City Positions

Packets are available at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 209 N. York St., for the positions of mayor, city clerk and treasurer. Also open are seven aldermanic positions, one for each of the city's seven wards. Terms for the following aldermen are up next year:

  • 1st Ward, Paula Pezza
  • 2nd Ward, Norman Leader
  • 3rd Ward, Michael Bram
  • 4th Ward, Kevin York
  • 5th Ward, Chris Healy
  • 6th Ward, Jim Kennedy
  • 7th Ward, Patrick Wagner

All open city positions are for four-year terms.

Seventh Ward Alderman Mark Mulliner was the first candidate to publicly declare he is running for mayor. Whether Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni will run for re-election hinges on whether he wins his bid for a seat on DuPage County Board in District 2 in November. He has said he will step down from his position as mayor if elected to the county position.

If multiple candidates from the same ward are in position at the open of business at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 17, a lottery will be used to determine ballot placement at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at the administration office. Candidates are not required to attend.

Copies of candidate packets can be obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests and will be available for immediate distribution after 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. Copies can be picked up, mailed or emailed.

Elmhurst District 205 School Board

Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013, School Board election are available at the District 205 Administration Center, 162 S. York St. They can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. business days from Amy Huisel.

Three seats on the seven-member Elmhurst District 205 School Board are up for election. Terms of the following School Board members are up next year:

  • Jim Collins, president
  • Susan DeRonne
  • Maria Hirsch

School Board members serve four-year terms.

For more information about the nature and duties of serving on a school board, a free booklet, Your School Board and You, is available on the Illinois Association of School Boards website.

Additional School Board candidate information is available here.

Elmhurst Park District

Two seats will be up for election on the seven-member Elmhurst Park Board. Terms of the following Park Board members are expiring:

  • Vince Spaeth
  • Patricia Morissette-Moll

Park Board members serve six-year terms.

Nominating packets can be picked up at the Park District Administration office at Wilder Park, 225 S. Prospect Ave.

More information for Park District candidates can be found on the Illinois Association of Park District's 2013 Election Calendar.

More Candidate Guides

Read the 2013 State of Illinois Candidate Guide here.

The 2013 Election and Campaign Finance Calender can be found here.


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