New faces abound on local boards

1997-04-03T00:00:00Z New faces abound on local boardsLARRY GALICA nwitimes.com
April 03, 1997 12:00 am  • 

A plan to build a new Village Hall was the apparent undoing of Homewood

Mayor P. Andrew Lindstrom and his slate of candidates in Tuesday's municipal

election. Richard Hofeld and his team won, sweeping out the incumbent mayor,

village clerk and three trustees. Both Homewood mayoral candidates had

government experience. Lindstrom had been Homewood's mayor for 18 months.

Hofeld had been a Homewood trustee from 1977 to 1985. Lindstrom said a low

voter turnout, his opponent's effort to get his supporters out to vote, and the

Village Hall issue contributed to his slate's loss. He wanted a new Village

Hall to replace the existing one, which does not comply with Americans with

Disabilities Act standards. Hofeld said he and the new trustees will make every

effort to rescind the bids awarded to build the new Village Hall. Hofeld said

his victory means Homewood voters want the existing Village Hall, built in the

1930s, remodeled. Remodeling is a less costly option, he said. Hofeld garnered

2,279 votes over Lindstrom's 1,973. The winner of the Homewood village clerk's

race was challenger Judi Rangel with 2,435 votes over incumbent Marjory Dalton

with 1,722 votes. The winners of the three four-year trustee terms were John

"Jack" Edwards with 2,124 votes, Judith Mostovoy with 2,123 votes, and James

Wright with 2,088 votes. The also-rans included Donald M. Goff, Peggy Boivin,

George M. Wolf and Bill Frank. There was one two-year trustee term open. Mary

Nell Bulfer, with 2,270 votes, defeated Thomas E. Brebac, with 1,812 votes.

Sauk Village In Sauk Village, voters rejected Mayor Mark Collins' bid to win a

third term, instead electing Trustee Roger Peckham. They also voted down,

930-736, an advisory referendum to bring Lake Michigan water to Sauk Village.

Peckham, Sauk Village's mayor-elect, said voters wanted a change and he will

bring it to them. He wants to improve the village's image and communication

between the mayor on one side and the village trustees and the residents on the

other. He wants to rebuild village streets and infrastructure. "We want to make

the community look better and make people want to stay here." Peckham won the

Sauk Village mayoral race with 614 votes; Collins had 571 and challenger Robert

Kohnhorst had 555. Village Clerk Marjorie Tuley was unchallenged. In the race

for Sauk Village trustees, winners included Mary Slawnikowski with 834 votes,

Henrietta Pawlowski with 663, and John R. Dennis with 641. The three trustee

posts carry four-year terms. The losers included Robert Nordstrom, incumbent

Robin Flores, Thomas Gorski and Dennis E. Kopaczewski. Glenwood In Glenwood,

Mayor William J. Asselborn Jr., with 1,320 votes, turned back an effort by

challenger Howard Swacker, who garnered 916 votes. Incumbent Renee J. Larcher

beat out Janice Presnak for Glenwood village clerk, 1,293-884. In the race for

Glenwood trustees, the winners were Kerry M. Durkin with 1,259 votes, Christine

Duvauchelle with 1,255, and Ronald Clark with 1,223. The also-rans included

Joseph Gagliano, Kurt Hudspeth and Dennis Dean. Burnham In Burnham, Mayor

Donald "Red" Danewicz ran unopposed for a second four-year term, but there will

be new faces on the Village Board. There were three four-year terms for trustee

up for grabs in Burnham. John J. Cap Jr. was the top vote-getter among the

trustees with 368. Other winners included incumbent Marianne Bendinelli with

359 and newcomer Steven J. Smith with 315. The losers included Paulette Squire

and Joycelyn Yates. John Renier ran unchallenged for a two-year unexpired term

for trustee.

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