Objection Withdrawn Against First Ward Challenger
An Evanston resident who claimed first ward candidate Edward Tivador did not have proper signatures withdrew her objection on Friday. Tivador is running against incumbent Judy Fiske.
Challenger Edward Tivador will remain on the ballot, opposing Ald. Judy Fiske for election in the first ward, after Evanston resident withdrew her objection to Tivador’s paperwork Friday morning.
Barbara Janes had filed an objection against Tivador on the grounds that he did not have the proper signatures to run for office, according to city clerk Rodney Greene. She withdrew her objection at the beginning of a city hearing that took place Friday morning, Greene said.
“Once she withdrew her objection, it ended everything right there,” he said, explaining that there was no discussion of the matter at the hearing.
In her objection, Janes claimed that some of the same people had signed both candidates’ petitions for nomination. Any duplicate signatures for two candidates within the same race must be disqualified from the total count, according to Illinois law, Greene said. If Tivador did not have enough signatures once duplicate signatures were disqualified he would not be able to run.
Friday was the last day to hear objections, and there were no other objections in local races, according to Greene. With Tivador still on the ballot, there are a total of two contested races for city council in the upcoming April election, when all nine aldermen are running for reelection.
Tivador and Fiske will face off in the first ward, while challenger Mark Sloane is running for election against incumbent Mark Tendam in the sixth ward. Candidates James C. Dyer, who was running in the second ward, and Thomas Just, who was running in the eighth ward, both dropped out of the race last week.
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, City Clerk Rodney Greene, Alderman Peter Braithwaite (2nd) Alderman Melissa Wynne (3rd), Alderman Donald Wilson (4th), Alderman Delores Holmes (5th), Alderman Jane Grover (7th), Alderman Ann Rainey (8th) and Alderman Colleen Burrus (9th do not face opposition for another term.