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Huntley Mayor Running for Reelection

Charles Sass seeking another term as mayor, a seat he's held since 2001.


Huntley Mayor Chuck Sass sat in the back of Drendel Ballroom Monday listening to Illinois Tollway officials discuss the Route 47 interchange project, which has helped define Sass’s tenure as mayor.

Tollway officials credited Huntley’s leadership in making the project a reality.

Instead of basking in the glory, Sass is focused on what else needs to be done in Huntley.

“There are still some things I want to accomplish,” Sass said Monday. “I’d like to see what we can do about the downtown.”

So he'll be pulling a candidate packet today at village hall to have his name listed on the April 2013 ballot.

Candidates who want to run for positions on the village board _ the mayor’s seat along with three trustee seats are up for reelection_ can begin picking up petitions for candidacy beginning today, Village Clerk Rita McMahon said in an email. Village hall is located at 10987 Main St.

Each candidate needs between 113 and 181 signatures, which must be turned in between 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. The dates may change pending legislation in Springfield since many municipalities are closed on Christmas Eve.

Trustees John Piwko and Pam Fender are up for reelection. Fender is running for Grafton Township Supervisor and will not run for Huntley trustee. Trustee Ron Hahn was appointed last year to fill a seat vacated by former Trustee Paul Mercer. The term ends in May so Hahn must run for election.

The village board seats are four year terms.

Sass said he does the job because "it's giving something back to the people. It's been good for me and the people."

Ronda Goldman September 26, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Please vote for Mayor Sass. Huntley is in the midst of major projects such as the 47/90 interchange construction, revitalization plan of downtown, possible transportation plans, additions to Kreutzer Road and later Reed Road, etc. and we need someone with the knowledge, expertise, and contacts to follow through on these major projects. He put a lot of ground work into effecting these changes and has been a leader in keeping Huntley's budget in the black. We need continuity over the next four years while these changes are taking place. Huntley's reputation is "hot" and will attract new business and retail establishments. I like the vision of Mayor Sass and Trustee John Piwko and they work hard on our behalf. Pam Fender will be a loss for the Village as she adds wisdom and knowledge to the meetings and is involved with many worthwhile organizations. Ronda Goldman

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