On Thursday evening, five days before that "other" election, members of Morton Grove's Action party launched their campaign for the April 2013 municipal elections.
About 40 people gathered at Tommy's Pub to hear the candidates get introduced, shake hands with them and pick up candidate petitions to circulate.
The party's candidates include Dan Staackmann for mayor; William Grear, Tony Kalogerakos and John Pietron for trustee and Ed Ramos for clerk.
Staackmann is the current mayor, Grear is currently a trustee and Kalogerakos is currently village clerk.
As for opposition candidates, Larry Gomberg, a current trustee, has declared his intention to run for mayor. Other candidates have until Dec. 24 to file their petitions.