Five File for Council Seat in Wheaton's North District

Eight people filed petitions for Wheaton's 2013 municipal election, including three people in the city's north district.

As of 12 p.m. Monday, three people had filed petitions for candidacy in Wheaton's 2013 municipal election in the city's north district, including incumbent Phil Suess, of 121 W. Forest Ave., Ted Rodgers, of 408 W. Cole Ave., Robert Molenhouse, of 1920 Glencoe St., J.T. Del Alcazar, of 213 E. Lincoln Ave. and Alberta Adamson, of 419 N. Wheaton Ave.

The deadline to file petitions for candidacy was 5 p.m. Monday.

Incumbent John Rutledge was the only person to file in the city's south district last Wednesday. Thor Saline was the only person to file in the city's east district and incumbent Todd Scalzo was the only person to file in the city's west district.

Molenhouse ran in 2010 for an at-large seat on the council, losing to Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Pacino-Sanguinetti.

A fifth seat on the Council, the at-large position, will be filled in the 2013 election as Jeanne Ives moves to serve in the 42nd Illinois Representative District. The filing period for the at-large seat is Dec. 17 until Dec. 24.

Objections to nomination petitions may be filed Nov. 27 until Dec. 3. Candidates have until Dec. 3 to withdraw their petitions.

The primary election for the north district will be February 26, 2013. The consolidated election will be held April 9, 2013.


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  • Wheaton Municipal Candidate Petitions Available Aug. 28
Jim McMahon November 28, 2012 at 07:12 AM
Anyone but Phill Suess in the North district would be a step backwards for the tax payers.
St. Martin November 28, 2012 at 08:27 AM
For the uninformed, Mr. Phil Suess and Mr. Jim McMahon were best buddies with Jeanna Ives during Jeanne's spectacular run for state rep, with the help of team Hinkle and his rotten dogs, so, we now have a little family feud thing happening here between members of the Jeanna Ives fan club. The problem is all three these guys, Jimmy, Philly, Jeanne have only cared about their political careers and not too much about Wheaton and its problems. The nice thing though is that the Wheaton voter who more sophisticated these days and is very much interested in fresh new faces of people who they can sense a more interested in serving the people of Wheaton rather than serving themselves.
Jim McMahon November 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM
I have no political career and what do you have against women running for political office ?
Northside Debbie November 28, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Phil Suess is just an angry voice in Council who pretends to ask "tough" questions that he already knows the answer to. He hams it up for the Channel 10 cameras just like Jeanne did. All the while he has ignored his constituency in favor of going after Jeanne's enemies like those rich folks at Courthouse Square, and the evil downtown businesses in the SSA. Bitter words and negative agendas do not make for a good councilman. Time for a change! 8 years is enough. Thank you for your service Phil Suess. It's time to move on. @ Jim McMahon, have you driven the roads on the North Side of Wheaton? They are the worst in the City, and that is not to mention the sidewalks. Phil Suess was too busy taking care of the Jeanne Ives' agenda of playing to the camera, and was not taking care of his people. The fact that 4 people are taking on an incumbent says something.
St. Martin November 29, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy, saith the cricket, your noses get longer. Also, your tactic of put in words in my mouth is rather crude and primitive. It's not that I have anything against women running in politics, I am rather fond of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, as well as locally women like Crenshaw, or Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti. the women I have against the ones that are the bad actors in the political arena.


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