Challengers, incumbents file for April Kendall County School Board elections

Filing for next April’s school board elections ended on Monday, Dec. 21, with contested races shaping up in several Kendall County school districts.

17 candidates have filed petitions in school board races for Newark Districts 18 and 66, Lisbon District 90, Plano District 88 and Yorkville District 115, according to information provided by the Kendall County Clerk’s Office.

The consolidated election will be held April 6.

School board candidates are as follows:

Newark 18

  • Jason Carlson, current school board president, of 14903 White Willow Drive in Newark
  • Don Smith, current school board member, of 508 Chicago Road in Newark

Newark 66

  • James A. Davis, current school board secretary, of 27 Coy Park Drive in Newark
  • Sherry Underhill, current school board vice-president, of 7 S. Fayette Street in Newark
  • Heather Walker, current school board member, of 8063 Whitfield Road in Newark
  • Robert F. Winner of 116 N. Union Street in Newark

Lisbon 90

  • Eric Andersen of 205 E. North Street in Newark
  • Joshua Friestad, current school board treasurer, of 16187 Roods Road in Newark
  • Brian Hatteberg, current school board secretary, of 228 N. Lincoln Drive in Newark
  • Seth Swenson of 13837 Apakesha Road in Newark

Plano 88

  • Tim Campbell, current school board president, of 330 Old Mill Road in Plano
  • Chad Martin of 101 Keller Street in Plano
  • Estela Martinez, current school board member, of 509 Hardin Street in Plano
  • Jim Ward, current school board vice-president, of 14 Stainfield Drive in Plano

Yorkville 115

  • Jorge A. Ayala, secretary of District’s 115 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council, 1854 Wild Indigo Lane in Yorkville
  • Robert W. Brenart, current school board vice-president, of 19 Amanda Lane in Yorkville
  • Shawn Schumacher, current school board member, of 302 Oakwood Street in Yorkville

Current Yorkville District 115 board members Dr. Garrett Katula and Jason Senffner will not seek re-election.


Lucas Robinson

Lucas Robinson covers politics, courts, schools and the pandemic in Kendall County and Yorkville for Shaw Media. His work has previously appeared in the Chicago Reader, the Buenos Aires Times, Open Secrets and USAToday. He grew up in Muncie, Indiana.