SYCAMORE – We potentially have a contested seat on the DeKalb County Board.
While seven people officially filed paperwork Monday to run in the March 20 primary election, the first day candidates could file for countywide seats, only two filed for a seat within the same County Board district.
Courtney “Court” Schuett, a Democrat from Waterman, and Daniel G. Cribben, a Republican from Somonauk, both filed their candidacy for the four-year term in District 11. If they both make it through the primary, the general election is Nov. 6.
From the Democratic Party, Fred Hall of Malta filed to run for the District 1 seat, and incumbent Jim Luebke filed to run in District 9.
On the Republican side, while Maureen Little and Timothy P. Hughes, both of Kingston, filed to run for seats in District 2, Little is running for a four-year term, while Hughes is running for an unexpired two-year term. Timothy B. Bagby of Sycamore is running for the District 3 seat.
The complete list of candidates will be released Dec. 12, after the objection period.