A second Democrat has formally entered the race for the chairman’s seat on the DuPage County Board.
Ken Mejia-Beal, a vice chair of the Democratic Party of DuPage, announced his candidacy on social media.
Mejia-Beal, of Lisle, lost a November 2020 bid to oust incumbent Amy Grant, a Republican from Wheaton, from the 42nd District seat in the Illinois House. He also was one of the organizers of the first Naper Pride Fest in Naperville last month.
Mejia-Beal joins county board member Liz Chaplin in seeking the Democratic nomination for the chairmanship.
Two Republican county board members also have launched bids: Greg Hart and Pete DiCianni.
Dan Cronin, a GOP fixture in DuPage, said he will step aside next year rather than run for a fourth term, opening the door to what will likely be a heated leadership fight in the state’s second-most populous county.
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October 5, 2021 at 01:44PM