Who's on The Ballot? No Contested Races For Any Park District Term in Kane County

Who’s on The Ballot? No Contested Races For Any Park District Term in Kane County

  • This article is part of a series sharing April 6 Consolidated Election information as posted on the Kane County Clerk’s Office website. Kane County Connects encourages citizens to take part in the election process and to use the resources of the Clerk’s Office to make informed voting decisions. If you see any errors or omissions in this text, please email kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.

One of the sadder aspects of our democracy these days is the fact that too few people participate in it — and that’s especially true during local elections like the upcoming April 6 Consolidated Election in Kane County.

Voter turnout in these elections is traditionally low in local elections. During the Consolidated Election in 2019, for example, voter turnout was 31,447 of 317,523 registered voters — about 9/9%. according to data provided on the Kane County Clerk’s Office website.

A quick look at the list of candidates for Park District boards in the upcoming election reveals a problem pointed out by the Kane County Clerk’s Office and the Citizen Participation Institute several years back — that “the candidate shortage is worse than ever.”

According to the Clerk’s Office candidate’s list, there are no contested races for any park district office on April 6 ballots in Kane County.

In two cases, there are no candidates running for two six-year seats on the Big Rock Park District Board, as well las one four-year, at-large seat and one four-year District 3 seat on the Fox Valley Park District Commission. In Sugar Grove, there is one Park District candidate and three open seats.

BARTLETT PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 6-YEAR TERM
(Vote for THREE)
Lori Palmer (Nonpartisan)
Dale Ann Kasuba (Nonpartisan)
Stephen Eckelberry (Nonpartisan)

BATAVIA PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 6-YEAR TERM
(Vote for ONE)
John Tilmon (Nonpartisan)
FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE AN UN-EXPIRED 2-YEAR TERM
(Vote for ONE)
Molly Connolly (Nonpartisan)

BIG ROCK PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 6-YEAR TERM
(Vote for TWO)
No Candidate (Nonpartisan)

DUNDEE TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 6-YEAR TERM
(Vote for ONE)
James M. Bonkoski (Nonpartisan)

FOX VALLEY PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER AT LARGE TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
(Vote for ONE)
No Candidate (Nonpartisan)

FOX VALLEY PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM-DISTRICT 1
(Vote for ONE)
Charles Anderson (Nonpartisan)

FOX VALLEY PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM-DISTRICT 2
(Vote for ONE)
Mary Anne Cummings (Nonpartisan)

FOX VALLEY PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM-DISTRICT 3
(Vote for ONE)
No Candidate (Nonpartisan)

GENEVA PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 6-YEAR TERM
(Vote for ONE)
John Frankenthal (Nonpartisan)

HAMPSHIRE PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 6-YEAR TERM
(Vote for TWO)
Meagan Tiffany (Nonpartisan)
Joseph Majcher (Nonpartisan)

HUNTLEY PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 6-YEAR TERM
(Vote for TWO)
James N. Blasky (Nonpartisan)
Melissa Kellas (Nonpartisan)

ST CHARLES PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
(Vote for FOUR)
Brian Charles (Nonpartisan)
Steven Ward (Nonpartisan)
Karrsten Goettel (Nonpartisan)
Bob Carne (Nonpartisan)

SUGAR GROVE PARK DISTRICT

FOR PARK COMMISSIONER TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
(Vote for THREE)
Chris Walker (Nonpartisan)

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