Statement from Kenilworth candidates Paul O’Connor & Marjorie MacLean
Congratulations to Christopher Ottsen, Amy Hannus, Cecily Kaz, and Walter Kelly.
For the first time in 12 years, voters in Kenilworth had a choice on Election Day, and an opportunity to have their voices heard. And despite the KCAC leadership allowing character attacks and inside dealing during the caucus process, and violating their own bylaws’ prohibition on campaigning, we simply delivered an independent message to Village residents.
And the results are clear: there are divisions in our community.
West Side: Independents win 60-40
East Side: KCP wins 70-30
Many voters in Kenilworth do not want more of the same. They are concerned about Village spending, property tax bills and home values, government transparency and give-aways to developers.
We hope that the new Village Board hears them and understands the work that needs to be done to bridge the divide and chart a new, better course for our community.
We thank our supporters for making their voices heard.