Candidates who have filed in the Republican Party primary election for Grafton Township Supervisor are the three who have previously been mentioned:
- Linda Moore
- Martin Waitzman
- Pam Fender
Moore is the incumbent. Huntley Village Trustee Fender was appointed by the Township Board as Township Administrator basically to replace Moore, but was ousted by Judge Michael Caldwell. Waitzman is the newcomer to the political arena.
For Trustee only three people have filed for the three spots:
- Betty Zirk
- Carol Williams
- Robert Wagner
Zirk has been one of the biggest proponents for a new township hall. Wagner is a former Mayor of Crystal Lake.
Fender has previously indicated that she would be running with Zirk, Jenna Jones, Jim Kelly and Marci Gordon. Only Zirk’s candidacy materialized.
Since there are four slots, people could run write-in campaigns for the vacant one. I believe a minimum of 30 votes would be necessary to win a place on the April ballot (the number of petition signatures needed to get on the ballot), but, if more than one person runs, the one with the most votes over 30 would be the winner.
For Assessor Alan Zielinski is challenging incumbent William Ottley.
Highway Department employee Tom Poznaski is facing off against contractor Rich Dvorak.
No one filed for Clerk, so someone could become a write-in candidate for the $7,200 a year (to begin with) job. Same minimum vote requirements as for Trustee.
Salaries for the people to take office next spring are found here.