Full slate offered for Aledo April election

Cathy Decker/Staff reporter

City-wide caucuses held Monday night, Jan. 10, 2011, brought forward candidates for the Citizen's and Democratic parties in all four wards in Aledo. April 5 a consolidated election will be held to determine who will serve for the four-year terms on the city council.

A race for the mayor's slot (a two-year term) is also in the works, with current acting mayor Dick Hunter selected as the Democratic candidate. He will face Citizen's Party candidate Bill Breeden, a political newcomer.

In Ward 1 Democratic incumbent Robert Rillie will face challenger Chris Hagloch from the Citizen's Party. Hagloch is a former alderman from that ward who was unseated in the last consolidated election by Tab Balmer.

In Ward 3 incumbent Democratic candidate Richard Maynard, Jr. will face Citizen's Party candidate Michael Chausse.

Ward 4's contest will pit two newcomers Jay Doherty, Citizen's Party vs. Randy Franks, Democratic Party.

Caucuses were held in other Mercer County municipalities as well, with municipal clerks having the responsibility of gathering and certifying caucus results between Jan. 17-24. This is also the deadline for independent candidates to file for a place on the ballot.

There are no township elections during this round, but school board, municipal and park district positions will be voted on during the April 5, 2011 consolidated election.