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Board of Education elections in Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 and Flossmoor School District 161 are likely to be the most heavily contested local races in this spring’s consolidated election.

Filing ended Monday for candidates running in the April 7 election.

Village board and school board elections in Homewood are uncontested, while four candidates are seeking three seats on the Flossmoor Village Board. The sole commissioner seat at stake in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is also uncontested.

Eight candidates are seeking four four-year seats in the Homewood-Flossmoor High School district. Incumbents Debbie Berman, John Farrell, Tim Wenckus and Jody Scariano are being challenged by Wayne Holloway, Jennifer Hoekstra, Nora Beverly and Don Popravak.


Three seats are at stake in Flossmoor District 161. Incumbents John Simmons and Gregg Lunceford are joined on the ballot by Merle Huckabee, Cameron Nelson, Michelle Hoereth and Cassandra Lickert. Board member Leah Bailey Langston is not running for re-election.

Flossmoor Village Board candidates seeking three four-year seats are James Wilder, James Mitros and Perry Hoag – all incumbents—and Dennis White.

Unopposed village trustee candidates in Homewood are incumbents Jay Heiferman, Karen Washington and Lisa Purcell. They are running for four-year seats. Marilyn Thomas, who was appointed village clerk in October, is unopposed in her bid for the remaining two-year term for that post. They are members of the Greater Homewood Party.

Four four-year seats on the Homewood School District 153 ballot are at stake. Unopposed incumbents Steven Anderson, Alexander Bosch and James Schmidt are joined on the ballot by Ashanti Bethea. Incumbent Tom Brabec is not running for re-election.

One six year term is at stake on the HF Park District Board of Commissioners. Debbie Dennison is the only candidate for the seat. Patrick Nevins, a three-term incumbent who has been on the board since 1997, is not running for re-election.

Three candidates are seeking two six-year seats in the Prairie State College district. They are Belinda James, Ronald J. “Ronnie” White, and Joelle Mulhearn, all Chicago Heights residents. Kathleen Doyle and Cynthia Somer are not running for re-election.

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