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Democrats Pick Up Normal Township Clerk, Split Trustee Spots With GOP

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Democrats gained ground on the Normal Township Board of Trustees and Township Clerk during Tuesday balloting.

Unlike most city and town council races Tuesday, township races were partisan. And in contests for Normal Township trustee, voters elected two Democrats and two Republicans.

Democrats Sally Pyne and Arlene Hosea won, as did Republicans Floyd Aper and Art Rodriguez. Pyne and Hosea were the top two vote getters.

Democrats Dayna Schickedanz and Mary Wuhrman and Republican Carl Haney were not elected.

A write-in campaign by longtime Normal Trustee Ray Ropp has apparently not succeeded, though more write-in votes could be tallied overnight. Ropp was taken off the ballot after others protested his failure to file disclosure forms.

A similarly inspired write-in campaign by Republican Township Supervisor challenger Amy Conklin also apparently came up short, and Sarah Grammer won another term as supervisor.

Democrat Pat Turner defeated Republican Judy Hanks for Normal Township clerk.

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WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.