There was no contest for Crystal Lake Park Board this spring.
But, there could have been.
The three unopposed winner were
- Larry Wheeler – 1,771
- Paul Myers – 1,745
- Richard Passavant – 1,630
Look at the ballot order below and you will see the advantage of being first and last even on a short ballot.
- Janice Hudson
- Lori Keller
- Rich Sexton
- Mike Shorten
Sexton was (is still) an incumbent.
Shorten ran for city council previously and filed to do so this year, but withdrew.
Keller is Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman in Algonquin Township Precinct 19. Her precinct votes where mine does, in the Main Beach Building.
Perhaps had she won, the Park Board might return the polling place to the main room overlooking the lake, rather than shunting voters to the back room across from the bathrooms.
I continued not to be able to understand why kids karate is considered more important that voting.