Evanston’s Electoral Board is scheduled to hear challenges to the nominating papers for three mayoral candidates and one candidate for city clerk Monday morning.
The challenges to mayoral candidates Gary Gaspard, Steve Hagerty and Mark Tendam were filed by William Arndt of 514 Ridge Ave., a contributor to the campaign of another mayoral candidate, Brian Miller.
Information on the basis for those challenges wasn’t immediately available.
Challenges to the papers of clerk candidate Devon Reid were filed by Lynne Greene, the wife of his opponent, incumbent City Clerk Rodney Greene, and by long-time Evanston resident Joan Hickman, a member of the city’s Public Safety Civil Service Commission.
Greene told the Chicago Tribune he didn’t know his wife was planning to file the challenge until after she’d done it.
Lynne Greene’s challenge to Reid contends that a statement of economic interest wasn’t filed along with his petitions. Reid argues that the law allows that to be filed later.
The Electoral Board meeting is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Room 2404 of the Civic Center.
The board is chaired by Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. The other members of the board are aldermen Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward, and Ann Rainey, 8th Ward and Clerk Greene, who will recuse himself from the issue involving the clerk’s race.