UPDATE: Alderman Mulliner has recused himself from serving on the Electoral Board.
Earlier: Elmhurst resident Darlene Heslop has filed an objection against the nominating petitions of Alderman Pat Wagner, the incumbent candidate running to retain his 7th Ward seat in the April 9 Consolidated Election.
The Elmhurst Electoral Board will meet to hear the objection at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at City Hall, 209 N. York St. The regularly scheduled meeting of the full City Council will follow the Electoral Board hearing, at 7:30 p.m.
According to Illinois state statute, the city's Electoral Board must be composed of the mayor, in this case interim Mayor Scott Levin; the city clerk (Patty Spencer) and the longest-serving member of the City Council, which is 7th Ward Alderman Mark Mulliner. Mulliner also is running for mayor.
The agenda for the hearing on objections for the 7th Ward seat is as follows:
- Call to order
- Roll call
- Introduction of board members and a brief explanation of proceedings
- Adoption of rules procedure
- Introduction of call of hearing into record
- Call of objections and appearances of parties
- pre-hearing conferences
- Scheduling orders
- Motions and stipulations
Wagner was elected alderman in April 2009; he also serves on Elmhurst's Public Affairs and Safety Committee. His challenger in the 7th Ward is Charles Mueller.
Heslop conducted her own race for the 4th Ward in 2011. She was defeated by incumbent Steve Hipskind. An attempt to contact her was not immediately successful.