Election 2017: St. Charles Will See Some Competition in Wards 2 and 4

Election 2017: St. Charles Will See Some Competition in Wards 2 and 4

St.  Charles Mayor Ray Rogina will seek re-election, and there will be some competition for seats in Ward 2 and Ward 4 in the April 4 consolidated election.

According to a city of St. Charles news release, three candidates will vie for Ward 2 alderman: Arthur J. Lemke, Ryan S. Bongard and Jake W. Wyatt. Lemke is the incumbent. Two candidates have filed for the open Ward 4 seat: David Pietryla and Lora A. Vitek.

The city of St. Charles website shows that Ward 2 has a population of 6,861 as of 2016. The ward includes the area of the Charlestowne Mall, which is planned to be relaunched as The Quad St. Charles, as well as Royal Fox Country Club and Wredling Middle School.

Ward 4 has a population of 6,758. It is generally located along the Fox River, north or IL Route 38 and includes the area of Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles Country Club and Thompson Middle School, according to the St. Charles ward map.

The list of candidates who have signed nominating petition packets for the spring election includes:

  • Raymond P. Rogina — Mayor
  • Charles Amenta — City Clerk
  • Jo K. Krieger — Treasurer
  • Ronald Silkaitis — Ward 1
  • Arthur J. Lemke — Ward 2
  • Ryan S. Bongard — Ward 2
  • Jake W. Wyatt — Ward 2
  • William J. Turner — Ward 3
  • David Pietryla — Ward 4
  • Lora A. Vitek — Ward 4
  • Maureen Lewis — Ward 5

The Kane County Clerk’s Office Election Department (630) 232 5990 will be glad to assist with questions about precincts or standard election questions.  The state Board of Elections may be contacted at (217) 782 4141 with more specific questions on elections, eligibility and running for office.

SOURCE: city of St. Charles news release

  • Feature Photo: St. Charles’ bridge with the municipal building in the background. (CREDIT: This photo by Mark Lemke was posted on the City of St. Charles Facebook page.)

About the City of St. Charles

Friendly neighborhoods, diverse retailers, international employers, innovative schools, beautiful parks, varied cultural amenities, and unique architecture have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 1,800 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine. www.stcharlesil.gov