Uncontested ballot takes shape for Schaumburg trustee election

  • Jamie Clar

    Jamie Clar

  • Frank Kozak

    Frank Kozak

  • Jack Sullivan

    Jack Sullivan

  • Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod filed his election papers at village hall last week and will face challenges from recently retired police lieutenant Mark Mueller and 2017 trustee candidate Nicholas Waryas.

      Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod filed his election papers at village hall last week and will face challenges from recently retired police lieutenant Mark Mueller and 2017 trustee candidate Nicholas Waryas. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod filed his election papers at village hall last week and will face challenges from recently retired police lieutenant Mark Mueller and 2017 trustee candidate Nicholas Waryas.

      Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod filed his election papers at village hall last week and will face challenges from recently retired police lieutenant Mark Mueller and 2017 trustee candidate Nicholas Waryas. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Recently retired Hoffman Estates police lieutenant Mark Mueller filed his election papers last week at village hall. Both he and 2017 trustee candidate Nicholas Waryas are challenging longtime Mayor Bill McLeod's reelection bid.

      Recently retired Hoffman Estates police lieutenant Mark Mueller filed his election papers last week at village hall. Both he and 2017 trustee candidate Nicholas Waryas are challenging longtime Mayor Bill McLeod's reelection bid. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Nicholas Waryas

    Nicholas Waryas

 
 
Updated 11/23/2020 6:04 PM

The race for Schaumburg village board in the April 6 election appears to be uncontested, with only three candidates running for three seats at the close of filing Monday.

But there are contested fields for mayor and three trustee positions in neighboring Hoffman Estates, though not enough candidates to require a Feb. 23 primary.

 

Joining incumbent trustees Frank Kozak and Jack Sullivan on the Schaumburg ballot will be plan commission Chairman Jamie Clar. Longtime Schaumburg Trustee Marge Connelly is not seeking another term.

Schaumburg resident William Olson filed nominating petitions for village trustee last week, but not a receipt demonstrating he'd filed a statement of economic interest with the Cook County clerk's office, Schaumburg Village Clerk Marilyn Karr said. Both are required to be considered a candidate, she said.

Olson unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg in the Democratic primary for Illinois' 8th District earlier this year, and previously ran unsuccessfully for the Schaumburg Township District Library's board of trustees in 2009.

Although Olson's name would not appear on the ballot, there is still time for him or anyone else to file notice of a write-in candidacy.

In Hoffman Estates, Mayor Bill McLeod is being challenged in his bid for a sixth full term by recently retired Hoffman Estates police lieutenant Mark Mueller, as well as resident Nicholas Waryas.

by signing up you agree to our terms of service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Both McLeod and Mueller are running with slates of trustee candidates. Waryas, who ran unsuccessfully for village trustee in 2017, is running independently.

McLeod's slate is made up of incumbent trustees Karen Mills, Karen Arnet and Michael Gaeta. Village Clerk Bev Romanoff, who faces no opposition for reelection, also is part of the slate.

Mueller's slate, called "Hoffman Estates Forward," consists of first-time trustee candidates James Murre, Renee Robinson and Gaurav Patel.

Mueller, who retired from the Hoffman Estates police department last month after spending more than 30 years of his career there, said he met his three fellow slate members through various community activities and found they had similar motives for running.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Schaumburg is on a different election cycle and doesn't have a race for mayor or village clerk in 2021.

A primary would have been triggered only if the number of candidates who filed exceeded four times the number of seats for a position.

The candidate filing period for local government boards without a primary system is Dec. 14 to Dec. 21.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.