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Mayor, Clerk and Village Council Seats Up For Primary

The village of Palatine mayor, clerk and district 1, 4 and 6 council seat terms will be up this spring. If you are interested in running, you must filed paperwork between November 19-26. The primary election is February 26, 2013.

If you are interested in becoming the next mayor of Palatine, the village clerk or represent districts 1, 4 or 6 on the village council, the start date for filing is just a week from today. 

The date to file would provide elibility to run in the primary election on February 26, 2013. 

Requirements for each of the offices are a minimum of one year of residency in Palatine.

For council members, an individual must live within the district they desire to run in for at least six months prior to the election. 

You must also be a registered voter. 

The first day you can file is Monday, November 19 and the final day is Monday, November 26.

Residents are reminded that Village Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Filings will be accepted at Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Village of Palatine website or call 847-358-7500. 

Current elected officials: 

Mayor: Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz is currently serving his first term in office, which began in May of 2009. 

Village Clerk: Marg Duer is currently serving her sixth term in office. She was first elected in 1989. 

District 1 Council Seat: Councilman Aaron Del Mar is currently serving his first term in office, which began in May of 2009.

District 4 Council Seat: Councilman Greg Solberg is currently serving his sixth full term in office. He began his first term in May of 1987. 

District 6 Council Seat: Councilman Brad Helms is currently serving his second term in office. He began his first term in May of 2005. 

To learn what district you live in, click here

Information provided by the Village of Palatine. 

Ralph November 14, 2012 at 06:43 AM
Time to start evaluating which candidates support ecofriendly sustainability. We have several candidates who are making decisions based on their own personal agenda and not what's in the best interest of the community. Others are not strong enough to stand up for what is right.

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