Lottery sets terms for Kendall board members
By Steve Lord firstname.lastname@example.org August 9, 2012 6:58PM
Updated: September 11, 2012 6:24AM
YORKVILLE — It wasn’t exactly the Powerball drawing on TV. But Kendall County did its own version of the lottery this week to pick which of its two County Board districts would get the most four-year terms after the November election.
Kendall’s version involved picking one of two ping pong balls out of an old Folger’s Coffee container. One ball had the number “1” drawn with a marker on it, and the other had a “2,” representing the two board districts.
Board member Nancy Martin pulled the ball with the number “2”, which means the five members elected in November from District 2 will serve three 4-year terms, and two 2-year terms.
That also means the five District 1 board members will serve three 2-year terms, and two 4-year terms. Just who will serve those terms will be decided by another lottery, this time after the election.
There are eight candidates running for five spots on the board in District 2 — five Republican and three Democrat. In District 1, there are five Republicans and one Democrat.
District 1 covers the central and western part of the county, and District 2 includes the eastern part.