The three members of the Algonquin Township Board agreed to appoint Barrington Hills resident Elaine Remesh to replace Melissa Victor as Trustee.
A summary of the new Trustee follows:
- Elaine Marie Ramesh, Barrington Hills, patent attorney, former BH Village Clerk and Trustee, member of the McHenry Countu Republican Women’s Club, member of McHenry County Conservation District Advisory Committee, equestrian advocate, raised $40,000 local private match to Federal Recreational Trails program grant to install a horse trailer parking lot to support five miles of multi-use trails
There were three other candidates interviewed behind closed doors:
- John Angelo Leonardi, Fox River Grove, former Trustee and Audit Committee member of Local 1487 Machinist Union, former driver for FedEx and heavy equipment operator for Flying Tigers/FedEx ORD, seeks more accountability for the Road District, advocates changing state law to require presence of Highway Department official at Township Board meetings.
- Brian Daniel Floyd, Crystal Lake, Mt. Prospect Police Officer, former Police Pension Fund Trustee and MAP Chapter #84 Patrol Union Boarde Officer for six years.
- Robert Lee Bragg, Cary, truck driver and operator for Roesner Trucking with a background in construction and management in former positions, including Holiday Inn in Florida, former Cary Village Trustee, serving with Karen Lukasik and Dave Chapman.
Thirteen people applied for the position after Victor resigned after being elected to the Cary Park Board.
Three were disqualified because they were not Republicans, according to the statute.
Of the ten remaining, Trustee Rachael Lawrence talked individually with Trustees Dan Shea and David Chapman.
The three offered three to four favorites, who were narrowed down to four to be interviewed.