ELMHURST, IL – A number of Elmhurst politicians, including the local state representative, are not taking part in candidates forums on Sunday, a local group says.
The League of Women Voters of Elmhurst aimed to hold forums for state representative, state senator, DuPage County Board and DuPage County Forest Preserve board.
“This is very frustrating election season for lots of leagues,” Jan Dorner, the local league’s co-president, said in an interview. “We’re having issues getting participation from candidates.”
Perhaps the most high-profile local candidate not participating is state Rep. Deanne Mazzochi, an Elmhurst Republican who has denounced Elmhurst School District 205 in recent months.
According to the league, Mazzochi, who is vying for the District 45 seat, did not respond to its invitation. Her Democratic opponent, Jenn Ladisch Douglass, who agreed to take part, has been invited to make a two-minute statement. Mazzochi’s campaign did not return Patch’s message for comment.
Sen. Suzy Glowiak-Hilton, an Elmhurst Democrat running in District 23, said she would take part in the forum, according to the league.
However, the league said her Republican opponent, Dennis Reboletti of Elmhurst, failed to respond to the invitation. Glowiak-Hilton will be given two minutes to speak, the league said.
For County Board District 1, four candidates are running for three seats.
In the race, Republican Donald Pulchalski did not respond to the invitation, according to the league. Republicans Cindy Cronin Cahill and Sam Tornatore said they could not attend. Democrat Michael Childress, who said he could, has been invited to make a two-minute statement.
For County Board District 2, six candidates are vying for three seats.
Taking part in the forum are Democrats Liz Chaplin, Paula Garcia and Yeena Yoo and Republican Daniel Kordik. Republicans Sean Noonan and Nicole Giannini did not respond, the league said. Their forum is set for 2:15 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St.
For DuPage Forest Preserve District 1, Republican Marsha Murphy did not respond to the league’s invitation, while Democrat Michael Murray said he could attend. He will be given two minutes to speak.
For DuPage Forest Preserve District 2, Democrat Tina Tyson-Dunne and Republican Don Krause are both taking part. Their forum is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall.
Those giving two-minute statements can do so from 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at City Hall.
The League of Women Voters says it is a nonpartisan, issue-oriented organization. It does not endorse candidates.
via Elmhurst Patch https://ift.tt/XzZRub4
September 22, 2022 at 08:20AM