JOLIET – Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry held lotteries on Wednesday (Dec. 26) to determine which candidates in certain races will be located at the top of the ballot in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election.
The County Clerk conducts the lotteries when two or more candidates for the same office submit their nominating petitions simultaneously at the opening of business on the first day of filing, which was Dec. 10. In such cases, the Election Authority is required to break ties and determine ballot order by means of a lottery, according to Illinois State Statute: (10 ILCS 5/7-12(6)).
In Will County, candidates draw numbered BINGO balls from a small box. Only school board and Regional Office of Education candidates filed their petitions with the Will County Clerk’s Office. Candidates running for municipal, park district, library district, community college board, or fire district elections filed petitions and held lotteries with those respective agencies.
“It was a pleasure to meet the candidates and hold lotteries to break ties and determine ballot position in 13 local school board races,” the County Clerk said. “I wish all of the candidates the best of luck as they begin their campaigns in earnest.”
Below are the results of the lottery held at the Will County Clerk’s Office:
Beecher Community Unit School District No. 200U
1 Ronald S. Mazurek
2 Edward J. Palmisano
3 Karen Scrementi
Crete-Monee Community Unit School District No. 201-U – District 1
2 Pat Nash
1 William J. Sawallisch, Jr.
Homer Community Consolidated School District No. 33C
2 Elizabeth Hitzeman
1 Debra Martin
Joliet Township High School District No. 204
4 Jim Allison
1 Jennifer Prosise
3 David R. Skorupa
2 Michelle M. Stiff
Laraway Community Consolidated School District No. 70-C
1 David W. Hook
2 Gary E. Knight
Lincoln-Way Community High School District No. 210
2 William J. Garrett – Manhattan Twp.
1 Hugh “Butch” McCorkle – Unincorp. Frankfort Twp.
Lockport Township High School District No. 205
1 Michael Lewandowski
2 Richard Ives
3 Veronica Tylka-Shaw
Mokena School District No. 159
1 Jennifer Riedl
2 Jaime Staley
Peotone Community Unit School District No. 207-U
2 Jennifer Moe – Unincorp. Wilton Twp.
1 Richard Uthe – Unincorp. Manhattan Twp.
Plainfield Community Consolidated School District No. 202
2 Joette Doyle
3 Heather Drake
1 Les Miller
Reed-Custer Community Unit School District No. 255U
1 Chris T. Cavanaugh
2 Ward Edward Foley
Troy Community Consolidated School District No. 30-C
1 J. Terry McFadden
2 Cynthia Jo Rasmussen
Valley View Community Unit School District No. 365U
5 James (JT) Boudouris
6 Sandra E. Carlson
3 Charlotte Droogan
1 Diane Parro
4 Steven Quigley
2 Debra Marie Savage
The full list of school board candidates for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election is located at thewillcountyclerk.com.