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Election 2023: April 4 election ballots set for school, village, library and park boards

The ballots are set for the April 4 election giving voters a chance to select representatives for village government, school boards, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board and two library boards.

Incumbents on the Homewood and Flossmoor village boards will face challengers.

In Homewood, board members Jay Heiferman, Chenise “Cece” Belue and Julie Willis filed for four-year terms, and incumbent Lisa Purcell opted for a two-year term. They filed as members of the Greater Homewood Party. They are being challenged by Anne Colton, a former board member, running as an independent for a four-year term.

In Flossmoor, current village board members James Mitros, Rosalind Mustafa and George Lofton filed for four-year terms. They are being challenged by Arlene “Sugar” Al-Amin.


In Flossmoor, Gina LoGalbo, the village clerk, is seeking a two-year term. She was appointed to fill a vacancy. She is obliged to run to fill the remainder of the clerk’s four-year term. There are no challengers.

The hottest race will be for a seat on the District 233 school board where decisions are made for Homewood-Flossmoor High School. There are three four-year terms open and six challengers. Incumbents Pamela Jackson, Nathan Legardy and Gerald Pauling II are seeking re-election. They are being challenged by newcomers Charles E. Dieringer Jr. and Christopher K. Riedel, and former board member Beth Larocca, who served one term on the board from April 2018 to April 2021. 

The Homewood District 153 school board has a full slate of incumbents. Seeking four-year terms on the board are Ashanti M. Bethea, Alexander Bosch, Jim Schmidt and Ronald Zinnerman.

Flossmoor District 161 has three four-year terms open. Incumbents David Linnear, Christina Popolla-Vlietstra and Michael Rouse II are seeking re-election. They are being challenged by Theartris Childress.

The roster for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Commission is complete. Board President Brent Bachus is seeking re-election. Dallas Collins is stepping off the board. Angela Coderre has filed for the open seat.

The Homewood Public Library Board has three six-year terms open. Incumbent Adrienne River, the board’s current president, is seeking re-election. Other candidates are Amanda Jo Greep and Thomas Popelka. Current board members Percy Harris and Jacoba “Yoka” Ward are not seeking re-election. Jennifer Cutshall has filed for the open four-year term.

The Flossmoor Public Library Board has four seats open. Candidates are incumbents Leilani Shute, Lisa Komorowski and Jessica Barnes. Newcomer Christina Roberts is looking forward to filling the seat currently held by Derrick Hayes, who is not seeking re-election.

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