Lottery Determines St. Charles Council Ballot Order

Simultaneous filings sparked lottery for positions on April 9 Consolidated Election ballot.

Simultaneous filings on Dec. 17 of election papers by candidates for St. Charles elected offices sparked a lottery to determine placement on the ballot for the April 9 Consolidated Election.

The lottery, to determine which candidates are listed first, second, and third on the ballot for the offices of mayor, Ward 2 alderman, and Ward 5 alderman was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.

Deputy City Clerk Christine Nilles officiated and City Clerk Nancy Garrison drew the number for the name to be listed first, second, and third on the ballot. The ballot order for these positions is:


  • Jotham S. Stein
  • John E. Rabchuk
  • Alderman Raymond P. Rogina

Ward 2

  • Arthur J. Lemke
  • Alderman Clifford X. Carrignan

Ward 5

  • Alderman Maureen Lewis
  • Kimberly A. Malay

Candidates filing after Dec. 17 will be listed in the order of the filings, and include:

  • Mayoral candidate Jake “Wayne” Wyatt;
  • 1st Ward: Alderman Jon Monken, Ron Silkaitis and Justin Osborne;
  • 3rd Ward: Mario J. VanDerHeyden and Alderman William Turner;
  • and 4th Ward Alderwoman Jo Krieger, who is unopposed.

Certification of ballots must be filed with the county clerks in Kane and DuPage counties by Jan. 31, 2013.

SOURCE: City of St. Charles

Clifford Carrignan December 31, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Ted, Alnog with Ald Payleitner, I am the current sitting alderman and would be consider the incumbent. My opponent is a former alderman whom I defeated 8 years ago. Ald Clifford Carrignan 2nd Ward-City of St Charles
Ted Schnell December 31, 2012 at 08:30 PM
My apologies alderman -- I am fixing this now.
Ted Schnell December 31, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I can't for the life of me figure out how I messed that up. I know better than that.
Steve Swanson December 31, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Hmmmm, I hope the people of the 2nd Ward correct the mistake they made 8 years ago and put back in office someone whose background as a CPA will enable him to keep a better handle on the financial problems that are and will be facing the City of St. Charles.
Charles Davis January 11, 2013 at 06:39 AM
Steve, you are right. Art Lemke is a man who is attuned to both what the people want and the economic and budgetary issues that are currently and will be facing St. Charles.


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