His name is right there
on the ballot. Mark Rydberg is one of five men running for Loves Park's
Third Ward Alderman seat. However, if he wins, he will not serve.
"I've been in the
election department since the early 1980's and this is the first time that we've
had a gentleman pass away that's on the ballot." Says Winnebago County
Board Member Margie Mullins. She's never seen anything like it. A candidate who
passed away just a month before the election. She says his name will remain on
"His name is going to
stay on the ballot and if he is to win that position after the votes have all
been tallied and certified, then the city of Loves Park will have to appoint somebody to
fill his term."
Eric Feine has been
highway commissioner of the Rock
for fourteen years. His opponent Randall Boyer also passed away in March. Feine
says "he was a gentleman, and he lived in our township and regardless, I don't
wish anyone in our township to pass away."
The Boyer Family is
still campaigning for Randall. They hope a Boyer victory will mean the township
will choose somebody new for the job. Feine hopes his hard work will get him
re-elected. While confident, he is not ruling out his chances of losing to
Randall. "My confidence is in our constituents. Feine says. I would be shocked."