Przybylo Wins Niles Mayor Race

Niles' mayor-to-be says the hard work on the campaign paid off.


Lots of well-wishers came to the Niles New Party's election night gathering Tuesday at White Eagle Banquets to congratulate Andrew Przybylo on winning the village's mayor's race.

With 22 of 24 precincts reporting, Przybylo had almost 64 percent of the vote. He ran on a party ticket with three trustee candidates who also won. 

"I think the message that resonated with voters--and this is a theme that popped up in February--is about Niles pride," Przybylo said Tuesday. "Prior to that it was progressive government. Then the next thing that popped up was the business community and its activity within the village--a partnership there."


"That evolved into the idea of retail sales and lowering the property tax," Przybylo added. "I think the property tax theme really caught on." 

As far as the mechanics of the campaign, he said, his team produced targeted mailings, and had volunteers making an average of 15 phone calls a night, right up until election day. 

Przybylo will likely be sworn in as mayor in May. 

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Vote totals were as follows. 

Candidate Vote Totals Vote Percentage Precincts Reporting Chris Hanusiak 1,419 36.09% 22 of 24 Andrew Przybylo 2,513 63.91% 22 of 24

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Niles Patch coverage of the campaign: 

Brief videos of candidates Chris Hanusiak and Andrew Przybylo at debate 


Andrew Przybylo's candidate questionnaire

Chris Hanusiak's candidate questionnaire  

Mark A. April 10, 2013 at 03:08 AM
As I entered the voting location for Precinct 43 (St. John Church @ Harlem and Main), three solicitors for Hanusiak handed me a flyer and said he'd "appreciate it" if I'd vote for Chris. When I informed him he's illegally campaigning for a political candidate within 100 feet of the entrance of a polling place, he stuttered and made up an excuse about just having come from the bathroom and was walking past. I reported him to the election judge inside my polling location, but there wasn't much he could do about it since he didn't see it happen, although he did see the guys walking away from the door.
Sylvia Mallon April 10, 2013 at 03:12 AM
^ really? Come on...
Dina Cload Lindemann April 10, 2013 at 04:58 AM
I had to be strategic in my approach to my poling place at Oakton Manor Park to avoid being accosted by electioneers. Most annoying!
Big Al April 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM
The Chicago Machine, oops I mean Niles New Party revs up ! Wahoo (sarcasm). And now, the Feds start licking their chops.
Glenn Posner April 10, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Not even close. Strong numbers. The people have spoken. All the best to our new elected officials going forward.
mmm April 10, 2013 at 03:00 PM
You honestly believe the people have spoken ? I guess my question has now been answered as to who Mr. Przybylo would be calling to get things done and who really will be running our village. Their presents was well felt yesterday at the polls. (the machine was out in full force as you have mentioned Big Al.) Very sad day in Niles........
Joseph LoVerde April 10, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Congratulations to the entire Niles New Party, now its time to respectfully work together with a common cause and that is a for better Niles. I look forward to working with Andrew and the new trustees on some very positive issues that will benefit our citizens and business partners. Also I want to congratulate Chris for his continued commitment, Jim Hynes for all his contributions and Louella Preston for her decades of service. The election is over, the citizens have delivered a very decisive vote that they want change, now its time to keep all promises and deliver on their expectations. Thank You to all the candidates whether you won or loss who ran for office yesterday. Your involvement is truly appreciated. Trustee Joe LoVerde
Don Pepe April 10, 2013 at 04:58 PM
The campaign in two years is already gearing up! Good luck to the other two!
We Love Niles April 10, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Soooooooo Sorry it Rained on your Parade MMM . now you and Big Al can dig up The Feds, The FBI , The Cia, and don't forget about Fox News and tell them about The Chicago Machine ! ITS not a sad day in Niles its a GREAT DAY IN NILES . The New Niles Party Work Begins NOW!!! The residents have spoken.
mmm April 10, 2013 at 08:04 PM
"The New Niles Party Work Begins NOW"., With the old party pulling all the strings!!!! Believe what you may......... and by the way , we don't have to dig up anybody, do you really think they left.........
Bob G April 10, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Always a class act Mr. LoVerde. Still wish it was you at the helm going forward.
Bob G April 10, 2013 at 09:29 PM
What a silly response. As if you would know if they went away.
Lois A. MacAdam April 10, 2013 at 10:23 PM
What does that mean? We have new people so why not try to work with them rather than against them? They're in to stay, so live and deal with it.
We Love Niles April 10, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Lois - you are absolutely right. We have new people in office now, if everyone works together, things will get done.
Yeah Yeah April 11, 2013 at 05:17 AM
STREL-MAC 2015!!!
Yeah Yeah April 11, 2013 at 05:18 AM
Ray Bones April 11, 2013 at 06:18 AM
I don't now about yuz, but I herd dat da Guv of Illinois called Mr Andy and said congraturelations. Dat's a pretty good thing ya know? But uh...I got wat yuz call a relaxed brain, but uh, I ain't dumb. The irrespinsible leaderfish party leader didnt even call da guy to say "Hey, how ya doin? Good Job!" But dat's to be expected, maybe da guy got lost up at da rivers.
Marie April 23, 2013 at 03:14 PM
The Niles New Party had without a doubt the stronger Campaign people. The numbers show they all did their job above anyones expectations.


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