Four of the seven member Crystal Lake City Council are up for re-election next year.
- Mayor Aaron Shepley
- Council member Ellen Brady
- Council member Cathy Ferguson
- Council member Brett Hopkins
Shepley, Brady and Ferguson were first elected in 1999, so, if they decided to run again, they would be seeking sixth terms.
Petitions can be obtained from City Hall.
Thirty-five signatures are required, but, if one is a serious candidate get at least 100.
The reason is that Mayor Shepley and Councilman Hopkins challenged the petitions of opponents four years ago and won, leaving both unopposed.
The filing period is during Thanksgiving Week, from November 19-26, 2018.
Because of the possibility that a primary election might have to occur, petitions are due earlier than for other types of local governments.
If four times the number of vacancies file, there would be a primary election on February 26, 2019.
Directions can be found in the Illinois State Board of Elections candidates’ instruction booklet. (See Pages 28-30 of the guide (not the pdf page numbers).
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