Early vote totals indicate Algonquin Village Board could see return of former trustee

Algonquin Village President Debby Sosine ran unopposed in the April 6 local elections, but the Village Board saw four candidates vying for three spots

The Algonquin Village Board could see a returning face among its members if election night results hold as the last ballots are counted over the coming weeks.

Algonquin Village President Debby Sosine ran unopposed in the April 6 local elections, but the Village Board saw four candidates vying for three spots.

The incumbent trustees seeking another term include Jerry Glogowski, Laura Brehmer and Janis Jasper. Former trustee Robert Smith, who served on the board 24 years until 2017, also ran.

As of 9:30 p.m., unofficial election results in Kane and McHenry counties had Brehmer leading with 27.4% of the vote, followed by Glogowski with 25.4%, Smith with 25.0% and Jasper with 22.2%. The results do not include late-arriving mail-in or provisionally cast ballots.

Results are not finalized until two weeks after Election Day.

Glogowski joined the Village Board in 2005 and was reelected in 2017. He said aims to maintain Algonquin’s low tax rate and promote more programs to make Algonquin a safer place to live and work.

Brehmer has been a trustee since 2017 and has also held other positions on other boards, including as the board president of her homeowners association for eight years. She said she will focus on maintaining a self-sufficient water system and continuing to support residents through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jasper also is an incumbent trustee, elected in 2017. Jasper is a retired teacher and one of her main goals as trustee is to increase public involvement.

Smith said his main focus as trustee would be to keep the village tax rates down and continue to support local businesses in these troubling times.