Not everyone on Lake Forest's City Council is running for re-election this year, but that doesn't mean they aren't involved in the campaign, which some say is shaping up to be one of the most contentious in city history.
Seven candidates are competing for council seats now held by Marcia Rudolph, who is seeking another term, and Mark Tettemer, who bowed out of the race in August.
Here's a look at who's supporting whom in the November race.
- In August, Tettemer named candidates Terry Anderson and Kathy Zechmeister as his preferred replacements.
- Councilman Peter Herzog, who has served on the council since he was first elected in 1994, is also endorsing Anderson and Zechmeister.
- Mayor Kathryn McCullough, who has also served since the 1994 election, is endorsing Rudolph, a longtime ally and member of the city's founding council, and candidate Dwight Robinson.
- The council's newest member, Mayor Pro Tem Scott Voigts, is also endorsing Robinson, who managed Voigts' 2010 council campaign. Voigts was one of a couple dozen citizens who signed nomination papers for candidate Adam Nick, a local businessman, though doing so is not an official sign of support. Editor's note: An earlier version of this article misstated who Voigts is supporting.
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