La Grange Citizens Council hosts forum for April election
Updated: April 1, 2013 6:06AM
LA GRANGE — The Citizens Council of La Grange is hosting a candidates’ forum March 13 for village, park district and library offices in the April 9 election.
Residents may submit questions for candidates by March 8 via email at email@example.com.
The forum begins at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, 53 S. La Grange Road, but doors open at 6:30 p.m. to give residents time to meet candidates.
Six candidates are vying for three three-year terms on the Village Board.
Incumbents Mark Langan, William Holder and Michael Horvath face challenges from David McCarty, Joan Hoigard and Jeff Tucek.
The Citizens Council in November slated Langan, Holder and David McCarty, who has served on the village’s Plan Commission, Design Review Board and the Heritage and Architectural Commission.
The council, a nonpartisan group which vets candidates, passed over Hoigard, a 24-year resident and project engineer, and Tucek, a retired business consultant to the automotive industry and resident since 2008.
Horvath didn’t seek council backing in his bid for a third term.
Neither Lisa Sher nor John Burns sought endorsements in the race for village clerk.
In the third contested race, newcomers James Boo, John Brom and Rob Lynch are challenging incumbents Bob Ashby and Chris Walsh for three three-year terms on the Park District of La Grange Board. The council endorsed Ashby.
Candidates for uncontested races also will be at the forum, including former village trustee Tom Livingston, who is running for village president.