LAKEMOOR – Trustee Kimberly Beach was one signature shy of the number required on the nominating petition and her name will not be on the April ballot, the Lakemoor Electoral Board decided Saturday morning.
Fellow Trustee Colin McIntyre filed objections to the candidacies of Beach and another Village Board hopeful, Joseph Enright.
Candidates were required to file petitions with the signatures of at least 50 people who are Lakemoor residents and registered voters. Beach submitted 52 signatures and Enright 55, but according to McIntyre’s objection, not all of the signatures are valid.
Village Clerk Bonnie Sikora said she can't remember an objection being filed in the years she's been with the village – since 1999, although she hasn't always been clerk.
A meeting is expected this week to decide whether Enright's name stays on the ballot in the village of 6,000 residents.
Beach did not return a call or email asking what her plans are. If she chooses to run as a write-in candidate, she has until Thursday to file a a notarized declaration of intent with the McHenry County Clerk’s Office.
– Emily K. Coleman