Kendall County Board has new face
By Steve Lord email@example.com November 7, 2012 1:00PM
Ken Toftoy, Kendall County Coroner
Updated: December 9, 2012 7:26PM
Kendall County Coroner Ken Toftoy secured himself another term Tuesday.
Toftoy with 23,177 votes, 56.88 percent, defeated independent challenger Mike Dabney, who had 17,573 votes, 43.12 percent.
Toftoy has been coroner since 1996, and ran for what he says will be his last term.
The race was contentious, with Toftoy’s campaign releasing information on Dabney’s job performance as a firefighter-paramedic with the Oswego Fire Protection District, and Dabney’s campaign criticizing Toftoy’s budgeting, and questioning how many deputies he has and what they do.
The Kendall County Board will look a bit different in its new term, as longtime incumbent Robert Davidson lost in a race for five seats in District 1, basically the western part of the county. Equally surprising was the second-place finish by Democrat Amy Cesich in District 1.
The first-place finisher in District 1 was Judy Gilmour, followed by Cesich, John Shaw, John Purcell and Matt Prochaska.
In District 2, mainly Oswego and the eastern part of the county, Republicans Scott Gryder, Jeff Wehrli, Dan Koukol and Lynn Cullick, and Democrat Elizabeth Flowers won seats.
Five seats were up for election in both District 1 and District 2.
In the circuit clerk race, incumbent Becky Morganegg easily won re-election over Democratic challenger Danae Iacovella.