Three uncontested races for April's election

D209, D91 and park board elections will be uncontested

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By Maria Maxham

Forest Parkers will be asked to vote in several local races on April 6. All filings are in, and all of the races will be uncontested, including that for Proviso Township High School District 209, somewhat unexpected since the group Proviso Together formed and began running candidates in 2015.

Four seats on the D209 board will be open in April, and all four incumbents whose seats are expiring have filed to run in the election. Proviso Together has announced its support of incumbents Amanda Grant and current Board President Rodney Alexander. Incumbents Samuel Valtierrez and Arbdella Patterson are also running, though not as part of the Proviso Together slate. There are no additional candidates running for the D209 board.

Forest Park's elementary school district, District 91, also has four seats available and four candidates seeking election. Of the four current members whose terms are expiring, only Kyra Tyler, board president, is running again. Mary Win Connor, Eric Connor and Kimberly Rostello will not seek reelection to the board.

Steve Rummel and John Lyons, who ran unsuccessfully for positions on the D91 school board during the last election, will be on the ballot. Newcomer Lerin Cross is in the running as well.

There will be one open spot on the Park District of Forest Park's board, as Eric Entler's term is expiring. He has decided not to seek reelection. Krysten Lyons is the only candidate running for the position.

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