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DuPage Election Commission to consider 7 candidacies in challenge hearing

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 10:16 a.m. CST

Seven candidates from three races in DuPage County will have to defend their spots on the ballot during a meeting Jan. 11.

The DuPage County Election Commission will hear the cases for and against those whose nominating papers have been formally challenged at 11 a.m.

The deadline for filing objections is five business days after the last day of the filing period, according to the Election Commission's website. Objections can cover improper paperwork, unverified signatures, lack of notary or other potential election violations.

In a document provided by the Election Commission, the candidates whose challenges will be considered this week include:

• One objection for DuPage High School District 88 Board of Education candidate Denise Long, filed by Andrew Edmier.

• Two objections for Lisle Library District Board of Trustees candidate Elizabeth A. Sullivan, filed by Edward F. McQuillan and Colleen Sehy.

• One objection for Lisle Library District Board of Trustees candidate Marjorie M. Bartelli, filed by Colleen Sehy.

• One objection for Fenton Community High School District 100 Board of Education candidate Nancy Gonzales, filed by Jon Aguilar.

• One objection for Fenton Community High School District 100 Board of Education candidate Monika Metzger, filed by Jon Aguilar.

• One objection for Fenton Community High School District 100 Board of Education candidate Susan Ralph, filed by Jon Aguilar.

• One objection for Fenton Community High School District 100 Board of Education candidate David Vogel, filed by Jon Aguilar.

Candidates or objectors who do not agree with the decision of the board may file a petition for judicial review with the clerk of the Circuit Court, who will hold an additional hearing within 30 days after the filing of the petition.

To read the full listing of declared candidates for public office, which includes municipal positions, township trustees and positions, school district boards and more, visit dupageco.org/election, and check mysuburbanlife.com for future updates on the election season.

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