Palatine Township Primary Election Central
Palatine Township board election results from the February 26 special primary.
Suburban Cook County unofficial results for this election are displayed below. Official township and precinct results will be available February 27.
There was a full field of candidates for the Palatine Township board special primary election; 18 candidates ran for eight open seats.
- Palatine Township Supervisor Results Page
- Palatine Township Clerk Results Page
- Palatine Township Highway Commissioner Results Page
- Palatine Township Trustees Results Page
Challenger Sharon Langlotz-Johnson was able to overtake incumbent Palatine Township Supervisor Linda Fleming.
Langlotz-Johnson ran with the slate Doing Things Better for Palatine Township, with trustee candidates Art Goes, Kevin McGrane, Bill Pohlman and Bill Huley, all of which won trustee seats in the special primary.
"We will be able to get things done a lot quicker, I’m not looking for rubber stamps-we have a team now that can work together and be respectful of each other," Langlotz-Johnson said.
Fleming, who ran with the Republican Township Team and served the township for eights years as supervisor, wished Langlotz-Johnson and the new board, well.
"I’d like to congratulate the slate on a job well done, the voters have spoken and I respect that," Fleming said.
Fleming reflected on accomplishments during her time as supervisor.
"We went from deficit spending to a balanced budget, we enlarged the food pantry and under the new leadership, the township will be able to continue to grow," Fleming said.
She added she is proud of her part in putting away a six-month reserve for the future board to fall back on.
"I will continue to support the programs. I truly believe in taking care of people in the township," Fleming said.
Kevin O'Connell, who ran on a team with Julie Ann Johnson and Jason Hillenbrand as the Responsible Republicans for Palatine Township, said he is hopeful the incoming board will be responsible in promoting effeciency and lean spending.
"I do congratulate the slate that won and I hope that change happens in the township," O'Connell said. "Public officials shouldn’t try to raise their salaries in any capacity, and people need to be able to work together."
Tom Kaider challenged and beat out John Powers, who has been Palatine Township highway commissioner for the last 16 years.
"I feel very humbled and honored to have worked with such a quality group of people on this campaign," Tom Kaider said.
I look forward to exploring ways to immediately begin to cut the township budget, starting with my own salary which I will advocate to be decreased every single year while I am here, Kaider said.
Lisa Moran, incumbent clerk, was able to keep her seat in a challenge from Doing Things Better for Palatine Township slate member Kathy Allegretti.
The official Republican slate has now been determined, with Langlotz-Johnson for supervisor, Moran for clerk, Goes, Pohlman, McGrane and Huley for trustee, and Kaider for highway commissioner in the April 9 consolidated election.