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Election 2012: New Faces Headed to Kendall County Board

A compilation of all Kendall County Results.

On Tuesday you voted. Now, the results are in.

There were plenty of hard-fought races throughout Kendall County, from Clerk and Coroner to several district board positions. 

Read below to see who won each race. 

Kendall County Circuit Clerk

Incumbent Becky Morganegg, Republican, beat Democratic challenger Danae Iacovella with a 61.32 percent to 38.68 percent tally, according to unoffical vote totals. 

Morganegg had 25,937 votes total, with 21,209 cast on election day and 4,728 cast in early voting. Iacovella had a total of 16,364 votes with 12,801 cast on election day and 3,563 during early voting. 

The Aurora Election Commission, with only three precincts, gave Morganegg a number of 752 and Iacovella 741. 

Kendall County Coroner

Republican and longtime incumbent Ken Toftoy beat independent runner Mike Dabney with 23,177 votes for Toftoy in the county and Dabney with 17,573. The Aurora Election Commission reporting had Toftoy with 708 and Dabney with 682. 

Read: Toftoy Keeps Longtime Post at Coroner's Office

Kendall County Board District 1

Five spots were up for grabs on the Kendall County Board for District 1, with five Republicans and one Democrat on the ballot. 

The five candidates that claimed the spots on the District 1 Board include:

Judy Gilmour (R) with 13,141 votes, Amy Cesich (D) with 11,256 votes, John A. Shaw (R) with 10,625 votes, Matthew Prochaska (R) with 10,198 votes and John Purcell (R) with 10,002 votes. 

Robert Davidson (R) lost his seat with 9,472 votes. 

Kendall County Board District 2

The Kendall County Board for District 2 was slightly more open than the District 1 race with only three of the eight candidates going into the race as incumbents. There were five Republican candiates and three Democratic candidates going into Tuestday night's election.

The five candidates that claimed spots on the District 2 Board include:

Scott Gryder (R) with 9,297 votes, Lynn Cullick (R) with 9,018 votes, Jeffrey Wehrli (R) with 8,816 votes, Dan Koukol (R) with 8,800 votes and Elizabeth Flowers (D) with 8,149 votes.

Republican Jeremy Swanson did not earn a seat on the board with 7,969 votes. Democrats Kristine Heiman (7,702) Eveyln Maxine Givens (6,792) and Herman Johnson (6,337) also failed to make it on the board.   

The Aurora Election Commission gave the following numbers for each District 2 candidate: 

Gryder, 588; Koukol, 598; Wehrli, 641; Swanson, 524; Cullick, 590; Heiman, 655; Givens, 591; Johnson, 540; and Flowers, 669. 

Kendall County Referenda:

Kendall County: Shall the County of Kendall impose an additional surcharge of up to $0.75 per month per network connection to the existing $0.75 surcharge (total not to exceed $1.50 per month) which surcharge will be added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges, for the purpose of improving a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System?

Kendall County residents were very against adding a $0.75 surcharge to their network connection, with 31,183 voting no and 12,458 voting yes, according to the Kendall County Clerk's office. 

Kendall County: Shall the County of Kendall have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Kendall County residents did not believe the county should have the authority to arrange the electrical supply with 6,068 voting no and only 4,831 voting yes, according to the Kendall County Clerk's office. 

Nonbinding Levy reduction: Shall every levy of every governing body within the County of Kendall, Illinois be reduced 20% over the previous year's levy?

Kendall County voters were in favor of the levy reduction, with 30,270 voting yes and 10,615 voting no. 

The Aurora Election Commission said their numbers had the referendum passing with 75.5 percent, or 1085, in favor and 24.5 percent, or 352, in opposition. 

“Should the United City of Yorkville purchase the Rec Center to operate as a public recreation facility through a 20- year installment purchase contract at a purchase price not to exceed $ 2.5 million with interest at a rate not to exceed 6% per year?

According to unofficial voter results, 52 percent of voters in the 19 precincts in Yorkville rejected the question. Election results show 3,704 voters opposed the idea, while 3,408 voters, or 47.9 percent supported the plan.

George Jones November 07, 2012 at 01:39 PM
This election proves Choo Choo Brian LeClercq, the misguided Oswego Village President, is wrong in wanting to raises sales taxes by 1% to get an Oswego Metra Station to handle very few potential riders when the alternative is to drive 15 minutes to the Aurora Metra Station. Hey Brian, you failed (72% said NO!) to get taxpayers to pay more 911 services ... so how the heck do you think taxpayers want a Metra Station here which will result in 1% more sales tax and other increased taxes to pay for a $125,000,000 project? Just man up and tell us Brian and quit being a wasteful Spendacratic! Also, drop that costly $7500 year / Oswego Rider subsidy at the Park-N-Ride for about 15 Oswego Residents. Here's the 911 results: Kendall County: Shall the County of Kendall impose an additional surcharge of up to $0.75 per month per network connection to the existing $0.75 surcharge (total not to exceed $1.50 per month) which surcharge will be added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges, for the purpose of improving a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System? Kendall County residents were VERY AGAINST adding a $0.75 surcharge to their network connection, with 72% or 31,183 voting NO and 28% or 12,458 voting YES.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Hey political teabagger George, care to explain how voting for a 911 surcharge is the same thing as supporting a Metra Station in Oswego? People turned down the 911 surcharge because there is nothing wrong with the current system.
oCoMiK November 07, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I can't speak for the people but I voted against it because I'm getting nickeled and dimed every time I turn around. I'm more than happy to pay my fair share but when those who control those dollars don't practice fiscal responsibility I get *real* stingy.
George Jones November 07, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Most Oswego Taxpayers (not Brian LeClercq) believe in fiscal responsible Government Services and inherently realize there is a HUGE difference between: 1. Vital Government Services such as the emergency 911 service which serves over 30,000 residents with 100% coverage in Oswego. 2. Non-Vital and Costly current Government Services such as the current subsidy at the Oswego Park-N-Ride costing taxpayers about $7500 yearly / rider to serve a mere 15 Oswego residents (about .05% of residents) 3. Non-Vital and Costly proposed Government Services such as the subsidy which will be needed if voters in Oswego and throughout Kendall County agree to join the RTA and fund Oswego Metra Service by raising sales taxes by 1% and raising our property taxes or income taxes to support this folly like $125,000,000 and fiscally irresponsible project which would be utilized on a daily basis by no more than 1% of Oswego residents while the other 99% pay dearly for it. If more money is needed to improve 911 here's the solution versus raising our taxes: cut the wasteful spending at the Oswego Park-N-Ride which serves only about .05% of residents and pump that $125,000 in to 911 which will serve 100% of residents. We need good leaders in Oswego and Brian LeClercq is not such a person.
Patrick November 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
George - you are nuts if you think driving to Aurora is the same as a station in Oswego. It is easily over 20 minutes assuming you can find a place to park. I've missed trains before even though I left home 30 mins before departure. I won't even consider downtown jobs because Aurora is too difficult.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 02:49 PM
" Vital Government Services such as the emergency 911 service which serves over 30,000 residents with 100% coverage in Oswego." We already have 911 service in Oswego that is currently working and operating. Why do we need to be spending more money on something that is operational and working? That is not being fiscally responsible is it George. "Non-Vital and Costly current Government Services such as the current subsidy at the Oswego Park-N-Ride costing taxpayers about $7500 yearly / rider to serve a mere 15 Oswego residents (about .05% of residents)" If Metra is in Oswego this would go away. "Non-Vital and Costly proposed Government Services such as the subsidy which will be needed if voters in Oswego and throughout Kendall County agree to join the RTA and fund Oswego Metra Service by raising sales taxes by 1% and raising our property taxes or income taxes to support this folly like $125,000,000 and fiscally irresponsible project which would be utilized on a daily basis by no more than 1% of Oswego residents while the other 99% pay dearly for it." You foreget taxpayers are subsidizing those who drive. Do you honestly think your gas taxes fully pay for the roads that you drive on, George. The truth is they do not. How come you are not complaing about K.A.T. Do you think your taxes are not subsidizing that. George if you don't want to pay the additional sales tax, why don't you drive 20 minutes to another community to shop so you can save money.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 02:52 PM
"If more money is needed to improve 911 here's the solution versus raising our taxes: cut the wasteful spending at the Oswego Park-N-Ride which serves only about .05% of residents and pump that $125,000 in to 911 which will serve 100% of residents" If more money is needed to get public transit in Kendall, move the .50% sales tax increase from years ago from the roads to public transit. Some have no problem spending millions on road improvement projects, let them drive on pot filled roads and sit in traffic.
Paul L. November 07, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Logan, It's the mindset people are in given the general state of the economy. People had an option to raise their taxes or not and most decided against it. To bring Metra in, we'll need to add a tax to do it and when tied in with the non binding reduce levys by 20%, it's going to be a tough sell. So yes, they are tied together just on the tax issue.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 02:57 PM
""If" Metra were in Oswego, it would be even longer and about 1 hour and 30 minutes into Chicago after a stop in Montgomery and in Aurora." Wrong..the total commute would be the same. You forget people actually have to drive to Aurora 15-20 minutes. The drive to the Oswego station would be minimal and the commute on the train to Aurora would be less than 15 minutes. There would be no Aurora stop as the stop currently in Aurora is on a siding at the Roundhouse while the main line tracks are currently above that station. Just goes to show you know nothing about how Metra operates.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 03:11 PM
First off the question about Metra is not even on the ballot. Second George is tying the Metra issue to the 911 surcharge increase - not the issue of raising taxes in general. How can any reasonable person say those two issues are related? The question about reducing levys by 20% is a non binding question with no force behind it. George compalins we need good schools, but then supports cutting 20% from the property taxes. Our property taxes mainly go toward the school district, so I guess he doesnt care about the schools then if he wants to just cut their 20% from their budget. Public services are also paid from our property taxes, so I guess that means by supporting that referrendum you are also saying you want less police and fire services. There is a difference between cutting costs responsibly and putting a question on a ballot to cut costs by 20%. If you put a question on the ballot that said "Do you wish to pay nothing in property taxes" do you think people wouldnt support it. The sales tax in Oswego was increased by .50% years ago to pay for road construction. Instead of raising the sales tax to support Metra, why can't we take that .50% increase and move the money collected to support Metra instead of the roads.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 03:21 PM
It's small minded people like George who just think about themselves. Communites with public transportation options have a better quality of life. Use of public transportation has increased over the past few decades. Public transportation gives people more options for jobs and promotes job growth in the community. Yes I am quite aware Montgomery wants Metra and Aurora would like a second station. I don't need a FOIA request to get that. Somehow Georger knows more than Metra about the costs and plans for the Oswego extension. When you ask Metra for answers they tell you, they can't give you any specifics because the consultants have yet to finish their studies. But yet somehow George has all the answers because he has already done "his studies", but refuses to issue the results of those studies. Hey George do you know you have already subsidized the extension of Metra to Elburn via your taxes. Where do you think the federal and state share of taxes came from?
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 03:24 PM
George more lies. You claim you don't know me but yet you claim I have a daughter. Did you figure that out from your cost/benefit study? I am well within Patch's TOS to have my screenname as it is. I can't help it if you don't like it. If you have an issue with screen names, take it up with the Patch.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Here is an article about the cost of highways and gas taxes: http://www.uspirg.org/reports/usf/do-roads-pay-themselves If you read the article you will see that even roads and highways are subsidised. Maybe if those who drive everywhere had to pay the actual cost of driving on the roads, there would be more money for other projects like public transportation. People complain about the high cost of gasoline, but other than riding a bike how do people expect to get around in Kendall County. What other options do they have?
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 04:28 PM
So much for George actually wanting to talk about pros and cons of having a Metra station in Oswego. Instead he'd rather focus on more important things like where I work and my screen name. It would appear that George doesn't work since he has so much time to spend on chat boards as well. Do you just sit back and collect your check from the government? Don't forget George you were in favor of bringing Metra to Oswego last year: "Metra service is a two way street ... Kendall County residents can see more Cubs and Bears games and partake at times in more of Chicago's superlative entertainment and culturtal attractions you opine so much about. However, I prefer Milwaukee when I want some big city excitement ... the beer is better there ... the people more friendly ... and there's much less of a chance in getting robbed or shot there." Why is it the teababggers flip flop on issues so much? http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2011/02/emanuel-faces-growing-suburban-dominance/
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 04:54 PM
You wanted to meet face to face to learn my identity that is all. Why can't you discuss the issues on this forum, George. Is it difficult for you to answer questions? You have yet to answer any of the questions I asked. You think a few questions on a ballot in 2012 will prorduce the same results for a question that isn't even on the ballot now and might not even be on the ballot for 6-8 years. You are the one that lives in a bubble if you think things in the future will be like they are today. Yes people want responsible governement. They also want a government that will produce jobs and create a thriving community, sometimes you have to spend money to make that happen. Facing reality George is what you can't do. You can't keep building more roads and larger roads. You can't keep paying $4 or $5 a gallon for gas, but that is exactly what you favor. You are teabagger thru and thru. Any mention of tax increase and you immediately start ranting. I have proposed alterantives and ideas. What have you done George? You continue to complain about the cost, but have no idea what is even in the total cost that Metra gave. You act as if you alone are paying for the total cost of the project.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 06:18 PM
"So that's about 22,001 Yes Votes needed for joining the RTA in 2013 or whenever." Again you act as if this will be put on a ballot soon. It will be years before Kendall is asked to join the RTA. By that time the economy will have improved and people will not be worried as much as they are today. By the way George, what was the sales tax in the town where you lived before you came to Oswego. I am sure it was quite higher than the 7.75% percent sales tax here in Oswego. If you lived in Dupage county, you were supporting the RTA. Did you complain to the residents at that time about supporting the RTA?
Cindi Retherford November 07, 2012 at 06:36 PM
How did people on the board get health coverage passed for part time work, it should be taken away, also why should anyone be getting raises be it government personnel, teachers, especially superintendents, etc. They should be thankful to have jobs and some of the pay is outrageous. Lots of people in the real world have had pay cuts, get with the times we live in now, CUTBACK now. Yorkville bought the old city jail, unless it's like ALCATRAZ what's the point of wasting the money. QUIT buying things we don't need with our tax dollars!!!
Pat Stiles November 07, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Exactly Mike! People don't realize that it's a dollar here, and a dollar there, starts adding up quickly. Most people can tell you who got voted off on dancing with the stars, but can't tell you whats going on in their own local politics
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 07:13 PM
You really live in a fantasy world if you think the Kendall County Board will say so. You have the mayors of Montgomery, Oswego, Yorkville and Plano that favor the Metra expansion. You have a number of state and federal politcians that are in favor of the Metra expansion, but yet you think the Kendall County Board will say so. You also seem to be forgetting that the RTA doesnt even know if the entire county has to join or if Oswego can just join. Again George, why do you think you know more than the RTA and Metra at this time. Are you aware Metra goes to Kenosha, last time I checked Kenosha is not part of the RTA so there are ways of getting Metra without being part of the RTA. As far as funding, reports have said Hastert had secured partial funding before left office for the project. As far as local funding, why not take it out of the road contrsuction fund, you dont seem to have a problem for construction projects when they relate to building and widening roads or paying $4+ per gallon for gas. Heck you don't even mind drive 15-20 minutes for things. Show me where I said this project needed to be completed right away. By 2022, you'd probably be ready for a room at the Tillers so you won't be needing any type of transport.
Oswegosmarts November 07, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I agree
Oswegosmarts November 07, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Whats Davidsons buddies going to do now that he got bounced. So much for those no bid contracts.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 08:14 PM
"All but you, know they will say "NEA" to an Oswego Metra Station because it is folly and an unneeded and nonessential government service" Since when is public transportation a "government service". You say it is not needed because you would never use it. "So again, I suggest you wise up and learn some Political Calculus" Political Calculus - that must be George's new math - the same math that he used in his imaginary cost/benefit analyis for the Metra station. George you must be unemployed if you are that worried about me. Do you collect social security or does your wife support you? You do know the former mayor of Oswego also supported the Metra station so I don't understand why you pick on Mr LeClerq so much. I bet you drop in to the village hall on a daily basis since you live nearby.
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 08:40 PM
"Well I heard that Logan's mom is a pretty lonely and distressed lady. Is she pretty good looking?" As I said before you have no interest in discussing the pros and cons of anything George. Oh that is nice. How low can you stoop George? Logan's mom died 4 years ago. What kind of picture would you like George? One of her when she was alive or a picture of her now. If you choose the latter, it may take me a while since I would have to dig up her corpse.
bzmanya November 09, 2012 at 12:19 AM
who is monitoring this ugly exchange between these two? I'm discusted -

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