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.
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.
Independent Tim Hoeft was trailing by 213 votes prior to the addition of early and absentee ballots.
And finally, for Grafton Township Trustee, newly-elected Supervisor Kearns obtained a working majority.
- 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