The first stage of an election is the petition-passing process.
The second stage is too often the petition-challenging process.
I remember when Marc Munaretto was first running for Algonquin Township Clerk, he knocked challenger Nancy Scalero off the ballot because she did not number the pages of her petition. He won without opposition.
Now, Huntley Trustee and deposed Grafton Township Administrator Pam Fender’s petition for the Republican nomination for Township Supervisor has been challenged by someone whose last name is Krohn.
An Electoral Board hearing will be held Monday night at 7:30 in the multi-purpose room at the Huntley Park District Building.
The Board will be chaired by Township Clerk Harriet Ford. Other members will be Trustees Betty Zirk and Barb Murphy.
Fender announced that Zirk would be running on a slate which apparently disintegrated.
Should Fender be tossed off the ballot for whatever reason(s) cited in the petition, of which I do not yet have a copy, that would leave a two-way race for the GOP nomination for Supervisor.
Since Fender is an enemy of Moore, it is likely that she would end up supporting the third candidate Marty Waitzman.
That would not bode well for Moore.
Of course, if kicked off the Republican ballot, Fender could run as an Independent, as Jim Kearns is.
That would mean the April election would be a three-way race in which I would think the Republican nominee would be the favorite.