Next spring’s village board race could get interesting.
As of Wednesday night, a total of six Plainfield residents had picked up nominating petition forms for the nonpartisan April 2013 trustee race, according to village clerk Michelle Gibas.
So far, only incumbent Village President Mike Collins has taken out petitions for the mayoral race.
Incumbent trustees Margie Bonuchi and Jim Racich picked up petition forms early on in the nominating period.
But in recent weeks, four more possible contenders have followed suit.
Current Plainfield Plan Commissioner Ed O’Rourke and Naperville firefighter Mark A. Chmura have also taken out petitions, along with Walker’s Grove Homeowners Association president Peter Bergstrom and newcomer Anthony Witt.
Chmura ran unsuccessfully for a spot on the board in 2011.
Those who file petitions this December will vie for three open seats, each carrying a four-year term.
Trustee Garrett Peck, whose term also expires in April, has not taken out nominating petitions. He is currently running against Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant to represent the 49th District in the Illinois Senate.
Petitions for the village board and village president races were made available Sept. 25. The first day to turn in nominating petitions is Dec. 17, and the deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 26. Petitions can be turned in at Village Hall.
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