Election

Brian Sager to serve fourth term as Woodstock Mayor

Early results show Sager wins mayoral race

Kayla Wolf - For Shaw Media
Magdalena Rivera celebrates the updated results of Woodstock's mayoral election with Brian Sager, center, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the VFW. Many of Sager's friends and campaigners joined him at the VFW.
Kayla Wolf - For Shaw Media Magdalena Rivera celebrates the updated results of Woodstock's mayoral election with Brian Sager, center, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the VFW. Many of Sager's friends and campaigners joined him at the VFW.

WOODSTOCK – Brian Sager will remain mayor of the city of Woodstock for another four years, according to unofficial voting results Tuesday.

Voters elected Sager by 1,834 votes. Sager faced two challengers this election cycle, including local business owner Gregg Hanson and McHenry County Board member Michael Rein. Rein received 941 votes and Hanson followed behind with 335 votes, according to unofficial results.

“I am eternally grateful for the community and residents for their outpouring of support,” said Sager. “I have always believed that Woodstock is community that identifies areas of need and works together to make good things happen."

He added that he was glad residents connected with his message.

"I believe in today's environment it's important to recognize that now more than ever we have to come together and work to establish a sense of resolution and consensus," he said. "People coming to that message and supporting it means the world to me."

Three City Council seats were also up for grabs. Incumbents Mike Turner and Joe Starzynski faced challengers Scott Gessert, Jim Prindiville, Gordon Tebo and Michael Stanard.  

Turner will remain seated. He will be joined by Tebo and Prindiville. Tebo received the highest number of votes with 1,704. Turner followed behind with 1,532 and Prindiville came in just behind at 1,512.

RB Thompson didn't seek re-election and Joseph Starzynski has been succeeded. Woodstock City Council will next meet for a budget workshop April 13 and hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. April 18 at Woodstock City Hall.

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