Republican Unity Slate takes Maine Township
Voters in Maine Township elected a slate of Republicans to fill Board of Trustees seats and other executive offices.
With all area precincts reporting, Republicans David Carrabotta, Kimberly Jones and Susan Sweeney were elected trustees. Voters also elected Democrat Claire R. McKenzie to the board over Republican Kelly Schaefer by a margin of 64 votes.
Republican Peter Gialamas, another member of the Republican slate, was elected Maine Township clerk, beating challenger Gloria J. Ludwig by 126 votes. Three more Republican candidates – Laura J. Morask for supervisor, Susan Moylan Krey for Assessor and Walter Kazmierczak for highway commissioner – were unopposed on the ballot.
“Our message has stayed positive and consistent,” Morask told North Cook News. “I did lose a trustee, I am very disappointed. ... I will work with the person and welcome her aboard.
“The message that I would convey is that I’m thrilled that, at least at this point, seven out of eight have won. ... I look forward to working with the entire board, no matter who is on it.”
Morask said this past election marks the sixth time Republicans have swept township offices, as they did tonight.
Throughout the campaign, the Republican slate ran on a platform that focused, heavily on serving the community and fiscal responsibility. The candidates also advocated for improving efficiency of the township government, working to balance the budget and keep the township’s tax levy flat, while working to operate with zero debt.
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