Republicans Carry Two of Three Grafton Township Executive Offices, Lose Supervisor and Board Majority to Restore Grafton Township Slate

The fractured Republican Party in Grafton Township manged to elect its Chairman Tom Poznanski Road Commissioner and Al Zielinski Assessor, but failed to get enough votes to put three-way GOP primary winner Pam Fender in office.

Independent Jim Kearns got 67 more votes than Fender. There are absentee and early votes outstanding, so this margin could narrow, but will be unlikely to be overcome.

The food fight in Grafton Township ended with Jim Kearns sitting at the head of the table.

The food fight in Grafton Township ended with Jim Kearns sitting at the head of the table.

For Township Assessor, Independent Terra Jensen gave Republican nominee Al Zielinski a run for his money, but, with the same caveat about additional votes that will show up, the Lakewood resident beat the Restore Grafton Township candidate by 224.

Al Zielinski won the office of Grafton Township Assessor.  He takes office as of January 1st.

Al Zielinski won the office of Grafton Township Assessor. He takes office as of January 1st.

Independent Tim Hoeft was trailing by 213 votes prior to the addition of early and absentee ballots.

Grafton Township Republican Central Committee Chairman Tom Poznanski claimed the job of Highway Commissioner.

Grafton Township Republican Central Committee Chairman Tom Poznanski claimed the job of Highway Commissioner.

And finally, for Grafton Township Trustee, newly-elected Supervisor Kearns obtained a working majority.

Winning were

  • former Crystal Lake Mayor Bob Wagner
  • incumbent Trustee Betty Zirk (the only incumbent to run for re-election)
  • Dan Ziller, Jr., in his second attempt (the last one being a write-in); a member of the Restore Grafton Township slate
  • Joe Holtorf, member of the Restore Grafton Township slate
Republicans

Republicans won only two of the four seats up for grabs.


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Republicans Carry Two of Three Grafton Township Executive Offices, Lose Supervisor and Board Majority to Restore Grafton Township Slate — 9 Comments

  1. Maybe if Fender had run as an independent or democrat, she’d have stood a chance. Too many people saw through the sham of her running as a republican.

  2. Grafton township is saved.

    Now get those obnoxious green and PINK signs picked up.

  3. Can’t wait to see what the Linda Moore Party will do to Grafton next.

    Will all the audits finally get done or swept under the rug – especially the forensic audit?

    Time will tell how soon campaign promises will be broken.

  4. Great now we get to “Restore” Grafton back to a Moore regime.

    Lucky us.

    rafton is NOT saved.

    It’s now in the hands of one-time supporters of Linda Moore.

    Fantastic.

  5. How about if we start the healing process by letting everyone’s actions speak for themselves?

    Prejudice has never been a good healing agent.

    The new officials take office next month.

    A wait-and-see perspective would serve everyone’s best interests.

    Everyone deserves to start with a clean slate.

  6. Al,

    Infected wounds never heal.

    Hint: You’re the infection.

  7. I for one glad to put the craziness behind and look forward to a spirit of cooperation, professionalism, and civility among the newly elected Grafton officials (with one holder over Betty Zirk).

    No more spite, personal attacks, vendettas, etc.

    Moving forward folks!

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