he resignation of Ed Dvorak from the Nunda Township Board created an opening to be filled by appointment.
William Boltz – Retired union carpenter who lives in Burton’s Bridge, is Republican Precinct Committeeman in Nunda 1 and a previous Township Trustee
Todd Lowenheim – Owner of an insurance agency, a resident of McHenry and a past member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Board where he was an organizer for Fiesta Days. Also served as a board member of a No Kill Animal Shelter, member of Kiwanis and trail coordinator for local snowmobile club.
Mike Shorten – Former Township Trustee who placed fifth in last spring’s election with four to be elected. Republican Precinct Committeeman for seven years, appointed Co-Chairman of County GOP. He describes his employment as “an enterprise level account manager for a Fortune 500 corporation.” Also a spearhead of the township consolidation movement.
Justen Franzke – Ran for Township Assessor in the February GOP primary, operates Franzke Decoratingm (which has painted hospitals, restaurants, Wrigley Field, Arlington Park, a Texas military flight training center, etc.), is a license real estate agent with Barrington’s Keller Williams Real estate and operates a small business providing installing green energy installations called 855BulbMan.
The remaining members of the Nunda Township Board are split 2-2, with Supervisor Lee Jennings and Trustee Karen Tynis on one side and brothers Rob and Tim Parrish on the other.
The Parrish brothers ran on a slate with Shorten.
Franzke was on the slate supported by Jennings.
In case of a tie vote on replacing a Trustee, Clerk Joni Smith breaks the tie.
Two of the applicants ran for Trustee in the February Republican Primary Election. The unofficial final results (which might have changed by a little bit, but not substantially) follow:
Trustee (top four elected)
- KAREN TYNIS (REP) 1,291 15.12%
- MIKE SHORTEN (REP) 1,190 13.94%
- EDWARD DVORAK (REP) 1,258 14.74%
- WILLIAM BOLTZ (REP) 910 10.66%
- TIM PARRISH (REP) 1,395 16.34%
- ROBERT PARRISH (REP) 1,385 16.22%
- DEBRA HEATH (REP) 1,092 12.79%