Two more defections in Evanston city election
Updated: January 6, 2013 7:28PM
EVANSTON — With two candidates dropping out, only two City Council seats look to be contested at this point in the April 9 municipal election.
Newcomer James C. Dyer, who filed petitions more than a week ago to run for alderman in the city’s centrally located Second Ward, dropped out Thursday, City Clerk Rodney Greene said.
Thomas Just, another newcomer who was eyeing a challenge against longtime incumbent Ann Rainey in the southwest Eighth Ward, withdrew his petitions, the clerk’s office confirmed.
Barring petition challenges, only the city’s First and Sixth Ward aldermanic seats appear contested at this point.
Candidate Edward Tivador, 807 Davis St.,, has filed petitions to challenge incumbent Alderman Judy Fiske in the First, located around Northwestern University and the downtown area.
Mark Sloane, a former member of the city’s Recreation Board, is challenging incumbent Alderman Mark Tendam in the northwest Sixth.
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and City Clerk Rodney Greene are running uncontested.
The election is shaping up as a lackluster one compared to 2009 when six aldermanic seats were contested and the mayor’s post featured a four-way race.