Update 11:45 p.m.: YMCA leader Bill Geiger led the pack in the ETHS school board race, there’ll be no changes on the City Council and Gary Gaspard is the new Evanston Township supervisor.

In the ETHS race the other winners in the eight-way race for four seats on the board are Incumbent Gretchen Livingston in second place, followed by newcomers Doug Holt and Patricia Savage-Williams, with 60 of 61 precincts reporting.

In the race for township supervisor Gary Gaspard has 57 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Keith Banks with all 53 precincts reporting. Around 14 percent of the voters cast ballots in the township election.

In the 1st Ward incumbent Judy Fiske won with 56 percent of the vote to 44 percent for challenger Edward Tivador with all four precincts reporting.

In the 5th Ward incumbent Delores Holmes easily won reelection against write-in candidate Carlis Sutton. Holmes received 338 of the 453 votes cast, making it mathematically impossible for Sutton to have received enough votes to win. Votes for write-in candidates won’t be individually tallied until later.

In the 6th Ward, incumbent Mark Tendam handily defeated challenger Mark Sloane. Tendam drew 66 percent of the vote to 34 percent for Sloane, with all eight precincts reporting.

Update 12:15 a.m. Wednesday: Tendam told Evanston Now’s Charles Bartling he was delighted to have run as strong as he did. It shows that the public is satisfied with the way the City Council is functioning, he said.

“Four  years ago we had a fairly new council with a new mayor,” he said. “The fact that so few aldermen were contested, and the fact that those who were contested defeated their opponents gave a strong message of support on behalf of the people of Evanston.”

He noted that his constitutents’ main concerns were taxes, but that the council faces major challenges in coping with the city’s infrastructure in the years ahead.

Top: Alderman Delores Holmes, 5th Ward, greets a young supporter — who’s also a next-door neighbor — at her election night party at the Boocoo Cultural Center on Church St. Above: Ed Tivador supporters wait for their candidate to arrive at World of Beer in Fountain Square.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Delores Holmes WINS!

    Fifth Ward residents have much to be thankful for, not the least of which is the fact that Delores Holmes remains our partner, leader, supporter, and Alderman. The other choice was never really an option, a threat, nor a possibility.  Fifth Ward residents, who believe in change and want it to continue in positive ways, are truly blessed to have a committed, articulate and authentic person paving the way for change that encompasses the heritage of the Fifth Ward but also embraces the present and the future.

    Thank you Delores for blessing us with another 4 years! I thank you for ALL of your hard work! 

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