These Candidates Are Running In Niles

See who has filed to run for office for the village of NIles, the Niles Park District and the Niles Public Library.


The following candidates have filed for, and are running in, the April 9, 2013 election.

Village of Niles:

Two candidates for mayor:

  • Krzysztof "Chris" Hanusiak
  • Andrew Przybylo

Six candidates for three trustee seats:

  • George Alpogianis
  • Jim Hynes (incumbent)
  • John Jekot
  • Mary Marusek
  • Danette O'Donovan Matyas
  • Louella Preston (incumbent)

Note: Hanusiak is running on the Responsible Leadership Party slate with Hynes, Marusek and Preston. Przybylo is running on the New Niles Party slate with Alpogianis, Jekot and Matyas. 

Niles Library Board:

Three candidates for two seats

  • Karen Dimond (appointed incumbent, not previously elected)
  • Carolyn Drblik
  • Billy VanCannon

Niles Park District:

Three candidates for three seats

  • Will Terpinas Sr.
  • Dennis O’Donovan
  • Julie Genualdi

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Harry Gio January 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM
I'm voting for Gus Alpogianis !
Jac Charlier January 23, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Thanks to all the citizens running for office. Win or lose, you are to be commended for bringing your voice to the public square.
Joseph LoVerde January 24, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Congratulations and thank you to all the candidates for stepping up to serve our community. Now it is our responsibility to get to know the candidates, listen to the issues and ask them questions that are important to our future. Niles historically has had unopposed elections and years and years of low voter turn out. Well that has changed; we now have a choice. Lets all talk to families, neighbors and friends and encourage them to get involved and vote. Lets all work together to change the low voter turnout. Remember your local elected officials have a direct impact not only on the quality of life but on the way your hard earned tax dollars are spent. Maybe host a block area information gathering to talk about getting involved and "VOTE". We can together change the headlines of low voter turnout in Niles to record voter turnout. Its a new time so lets seize the moment and all get involved by voting. Regardless of the outcome we owe it to the canndidates. Thank you
Jac Charlier January 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Nice post Joseph. The cure for our democracy is more democracy!
Red Sam Rackham February 22, 2013 at 05:50 PM
The 2000 Presidential Election is proof that the USA is not a true democracy.


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