Candidates filed, Glenview village president not running
Updated: February 4, 2013 6:41AM
Candidates running for public offices in the April 9 election are set.
For Village Board, Unite Glenview Party candidates are hoping to fill four open seats.
They are Jim Patterson for village president and incumbents Deborah Karton and Paul Detlefs for trustees and newcomer John Hinkamp.
Patterson served on the village board from 2003 to 2011. He would replace Village President Kerry Cummings who decided not to seek office.
Karton will be running for a third term as part of the slate. She is the lead advocate in successfully petitioning for the widening of Willow Road, and she represents Glenview on the board of directors of Northern Cook County’s Solid Waste Agency.
“Look at how (the Village Board) handled the recession, and look at how we handled the budget,” she said.
Detlefs has concentrated his board efforts on financial planning and reporting, oversight of information technology initiatives and streamlining of processes for efficiency and transparency, he said. The village’s Tax Increment Finance Retirement Plan and planning for the new library are some of the projects he has worked on while in office.
Hinkamp served on Glenview School District 34 Board of Education from 2007 to 2011.
For the District 225 Glenbrook School Board serving Glenview and Northbrook, incumbents Scott Martin, Bruce Doughty and Karen Stang Hanley are running, as well as first-time candidate Cindy Wilkas.
School Trustee Monica Regalbuto will not seek another term.
School District 34 Caucus is backing three incumbent school board candidates.
They are trustees Cathe Russe and Jack Murphy and President Chris Northwick. The caucus considered three candidates for three seats.
“... It is crucial that the board stay intact because they uphold the community’s high standards and work well together,” said Caucus President Martha O’Connell. The Northfield Township Democratic caucus has a full slate.
Carol Blustein is vying for supervisor; Dan Frey, highway commissioner; Karen McCormack, clerk and Joanne Licht, Marla Miller, Richard Mullen and Mary Reynolds for trustees.
The current highway commissioner is Peter Armarantos.
Incumbent Jill Brickman is running for supervisor and Patricia Leckner for clerk, while no one is challenging incumbent Patricia Damisch for township assessor.
The Republican trustee slate is James Pieczonka, Melanie Peterson, John Birkinbine and Brendan Appel.
Northfield Township serves Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield.
Four incumbents want to return to the Glenview Public Library Board. They are Wendy Goldstein, Ellen Scholly, Jack Neymark and Stella Kalfas.
Three incumbents are running again to represent Glenview Park District. Bob Patton seeks president and Dave Tosh and Dave Dillon as commissioners. ~.