LAKE FOREST/LAKE BLUFF – In a bitterly contested election for control of the Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education, the four candidates backed by the Lake Forest Caucus easily defeated the slate calling itself the Final Four.
In other contested elections in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, voters chose four members of the Lake Forest School District 67 Board of Education, an alderman in Lake Forest’s Ward 2, three members of the Lake Bluff Village Board and the Lake Bluff Village Clerk.
All results in this story are based on unofficial results posted on the Lake County Clerk’s website with all votes from election day, early voting and mail-in ballots counted. Write-in votes were not included. According to the Clerk’s Office, county-wide voter turnout data was as follows:
- registered voters: 432,470
- ballots cast: 68,346
- voter turnout: 15.8%
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Lake Forest High School District 115 board incumbents Robert Ted Moorman, Sally Davis and Dave Lane along with newcomer Tomas Nemickas took the four available seats on the seven-member board. They topped Jennifer Neubauer, Patrick Marshall, Lisa Mienville and Cindy Good.
Moorman led the field with 3,742 votes followed by Davis with 3,734, Nemickas with 3,661 and Lane with 3,590. Neubauer collected 1,465 tallies followed by Marshall with 1,412, Mienville with 1,345 and Good with 1,334.
In District 67, incumbents Robert Lemke (2,445 votes), Mike Borkowski (2,341) and Jeffrey Folker (1,999) were re-elected along with newcomer Alice LeVert (2,306). Patrick Pat received 1,608 votes.
For the Lake Forest City Council, Melanie Rummel collected 705 votes to defeat Paul Hamann with 236 to earn the seat as Ward 2 alderman.
In Lake Bluff, Village Clerk Aaron Towle earned 688 votes to join the Village Board Trustees along with incumbents Eric Grenier (852) and Bill Meyer (764). Kate Briand got 590 votes.
For Lake Bluff village clerk, Joy Markee won 809 votes to replace Towle. She defeated Sarah Wnek, who had 306.
Results for the contested race for Shields Township supervisor were uncertain as of 11 p.m. April 4. Teresa “Terry” Darraugh collected 2,715 votes. Incumbent Supervisor Cynthia Maloney ran a write-in campaign and no write-in results were posted on the Lake County Clerk’s website as of that time.
There were also a number of uncontested races. In Lake Forest, Robert Lansing was elected mayor while James Morris (Ward 1), Jack Reisenberg (Ward 3) and Raymond Buschmann (Ward 4) were chosen aldermen.
Kathleen O’Hara was re-elected Lake Bluff village president. In other Lake Bluff races, Kate Jackson, Tim Kregor, Carole Stroh and Scot Butler were chosen for the Library Board, while John Marozsan, Julie L. Gottshall, Philip R. Hood and Richard O. Hegg were elected to the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education.
Brock R. Gordon, Kauri McKendry, France Pitera, Chris P. Mosbarger and Robert Douglass were chosen Lake Bluff Park District commissioners.
In Shields Township, Joy Gayter was picked as clerk, Scott J. Helton assessor and, Scott V. Anderson highway commissioner. Elected trustee were Kathy Blahunka, William J. “Bill” Brown, Matt Garrity and Kristin Strom.