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Romke competes with Anderson for Village President

Seven candidates to run for three trustee positions

by Martha Quetsch

The 2009 Elburn Village President election will be a race.

Patricia Romke filed for candidacy in the April 7 Village President election against Dave Anderson. Three-term Village President Jim Willey is not seeking re-election.

Romke, a local Realtor and a village trustee since 2007, said if elected, she will focus strongly on fiscal responsibility.

“I feel I can lead Elburn in the right direction as we plan for the future in this difficult economy,” Romke said.

Anderson, former longtime owner of The Grocery Store in Elburn, said when he announced his candidacy in November that among his goals if elected is having the village create a new long-range plan.

Romke and Anderson were among several Elburn residents submitting municipal election petitions, which were due Jan. 26. They include seven others, who will vie for three Village Board seats.

The three trustee positions that are up for election April 7 currently are held by Tom Burgholzer, Jeff Humm and Craig Swan.

Six-year trustee Humm and two-term trustee Burgholzer will seek re-election, but three-term trustee Craig Swan said he will not run again.

In addition to Humm and Burgholzer, village trustee candidates include Ken Anderson, David Gualdoni, Joseph (Jerry) Schmidt, Robert Swartz and Jeffrey Walter.

An election is held every two years for three of the six trustee positions on the Village Board.

The Elburn trustee seats currently held by Romke, Bill Grabarek, and Gordon Dierschow, will be up for election in 2011.