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Incumbents Take Out Petitions for Mayor, Village Board Election

So far, two trustees and current Mayor Mike Collins have picked up nominating petitions at Village Hall.

Incumbents Take Out Petitions for Mayor, Village Board Election

As of Thursday afternoon, current Village of Plainfield trustees Margie Bonuchi and Jim Racich and Mayor Mike Collins were the only candidates to pick up nominating petitions at Village Hall for the April 9, 2013 consolidated election.

Trustee Garrett Peck, whose term also expires next spring, had not picked up a packet as of Thursday, according to Village Clerk Michelle Gibas.

While the village board race is nonpartisan, Republican Peck is running against Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant to represent the new 49th District in the State Senate in the Nov. 6 election.

Gibas noted that while only the three incumbents have taken out petitions at Village Hall, that's not the only way a candidate can obtain nominating petition forms. The documents are also included in the Illinois State Board of Elections' 2013 Candidate's Guide.

"I don't know what I've ever had [a candidate] that hasn't gotten it from me," Gibas added, but said candidates can certainly obtain their forms that way.

Petitions for the village board and village president races were made available Sept. 25. The first day to turn in nominating petitions is Dec. 17, and the deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 26. Petitions can be turned in at Village Hall.

Each position is for a four-year term. Whoever is elected will join fellow trustees Bill Lamb, Dan Rippy and Paul Fay on the board.

Petitions are also available for four seats on the Plainfield Public Library board, four spots on the Plainfield School District Board of Education and two open spots on the Plainfield Fire Protection District Board of Trustees.

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