ELMHURST, IL — Seven men and two women have applied for the vacant Ward 2 position on the Elmhurst City Council. They are vying to fill the seat long held by Norman Leader, who resigned in September because he moved.
The nine candidates have submitted their applications to the city, which Elmhurst Patch obtained through a public records request. The applicants have lived in Elmhurst anywhere from 2½ to 30 years.
The mayor has the power to appoint replacements, with the council’s approval.
In an email to Patch on Friday, city spokeswoman Kassondra Schref said Mayor Steve Morley is finishing interviews of the applicants. "A decision has not been made yet," she said.
Ward 2 is on the city’s northwest side and includes Berens Park and Emerson School. The other Ward 2 alderman is Bob Dunn.
Read the resumes, applications and cover letters of the nine applicants for City Council.
The vacant seat is up for election in April.
This is the third time this year that the mayor will nominate a council member. The other two were in Ward 1 and Ward 4.
Here is information from the applications about the nine candidates:
via Elmhurst, IL Patch
November 16, 2020 at 06:56AM