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three pulling away in u46 school board race


in the spring election in elgin township, four incumbent trustees and the incumbent supervisor, all of whom are republicans, face challenges from democrats.three other officers — township clerk karen dowling, assessor steven surnicki and highway commissioner rodney seyller — are unopposed.township... (mike danahey)






trump could face opposition from gop in 2020


it’s unusual for an incumbent to be challenged by his own party in a presidential election. but when the 2020 election rolls around, president trump could face some stiff competition from within the gop after running a highly volatile 2016 campaign and after losing the popular vote by almost 3 million. trump, who makes his first…






finns vote in presidential election; incumbent the favorite


helsinki — finns are casting ballots in a presidential election, with incumbent sauli niinisto considered the favorite to win the first round of voting in the nordic nation.recent polls predict the 69-year-old niinisto will get between 58 and 63 percent of the vote while his closest rival, pekka haavisto of the greens, would garner some 14 percent.if none of the eight candidates running sunday achieves a majority, the top two will face each other in a feb. 11 runoff. the post has a six-year term.niinisto, a former finance minister and parliament speaker, has been very popular since taking office in 2012. he is running as an independent with no association to the conservative national coalition party that he earlier chaired.






two newcomers take on suffredin for long-held cook county seat


among universal challenges college freshmen face when they enter a new academic setting and a new stage in life, running for elected office against a long-time incumbent isn't usually one of them. bushra amiwala, 19, of skokie, however, said she doesn't mind diverting from the usual path of a college... among universal challenges college freshmen face when they enter a new academic setting and a new stage in life, running for elected office against a long-time incumbent isn't usually one of them. bushra amiwala, 19, of skokie, however, said she doesn't mind diverting from the usual path of a college... (mike isaacs)






finns vote in presidential election; incumbent the favorite


helsinki (ap) — finns are casting ballots in a presidential election, with incumbent sauli niinisto considered the favorite to win the first round of voting in the nordic nation.recent polls predict the 69-year-old niinisto will get between 58 and 63 percent of the vote while his closest rival, pekka haavisto of the greens, would garner some 14 percent.if none of the eight candidates running sunday achieves a majority, the top two will face each other in a feb. 11 runoff. the post has a six-year term.niinisto, a former finance minister and parliament speaker, has been very popular since taking office in 2012. he is running as an independent with no association to the conservative national coalition party that he earlier chaired.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






iranians weigh divergent visions in presidential election


tehran—iranians began voting friday in a high-stakes presidential election that pits a moderate incumbent who has sought closer ties with the west against a hard-liner suspicious of that agenda.the incumbent, hassan rouhani, is seeking a second four-year term. his main challenger is ebrahim raisi, a cleric who emerged only recently as a serious contender and is close to supreme leader ayatollah ali al khamenei, who has final say...






iranians weigh divergent visions in presidential election


tehran—iranians began voting friday in a high-stakes presidential election that pits a moderate incumbent who has sought closer ties with the west against a hard-liner suspicious of that agenda.the incumbent, hassan rouhani, is seeking a second four-year term. his main challenger is ebrahim raisi, a cleric who emerged only recently as a serious contender and is close to supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei, who has final say over...






koretz's 'concerns' about a runoff are fading fast in district 5


councilman paul koretz was cautiously optimistic late tuesday as election returns showed him holding on to his seat by a wide margin. with about 37% of precincts reporting, the incumbent had pulled in about 65% of the vote. "i had some concerns," he said about the prospect of having to take part in a runoff. "i wasn't sure if all the attacks on my character would wear off or not." he added that anti-incumbent fervor seemed to be in the air. koretz dealt with a ... of criticism from a well-funded challenger, jesse creed. but in a district with some of what he called "the most educated voters," koretz said he was happy to see that people had faith in him.






vote count shows incumbent slovenian president borut pahor has won re-election


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressljubljana, slovenia (ap) — vote count shows incumbent slovenian president borut pahor has won re-election.the associated press






incumbent mayor of ferguson, missouri, who was in office when michael brown was


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressferguson, mo. (ap) — incumbent mayor of ferguson, missouri, who was in office when michael brown was killed by policeman, wins re-election.the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






some results in 10 contested village races on long island


voters took to polls across long island on tuesday to vote in village elections. ten villages in particular had contested races for mayor or trustees.islandiamost popularincumbent mayor allan dorman was re-elected with 507 votes over former trustee neil j. munro, who got 258 votes. in the race for two open trustee seats, incumbent trustee michael zaleski was re-elected with 484 votes, and newcomer burhan kisla was elected with 487 votes. trustee diane olk and newcomer mario carbellano received 275 votes.massapequa parkin the race for two open trustee seats, incumbent trustee daniel pearl won re-election with 919 votes, as did incumbent trustee tina schiaffino with 1,048 votes. adam h. dulberg garnered 393 votes. village administrator peggy caltabiano said turnout was especially high this y






finland’s incumbent president is barreling toward re-election as ongoing vote co


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presshelsinki (ap) — finland’s incumbent president is barreling toward re-election as ongoing vote count shows him with large majority.the associated press






democrat danica roem unseats republican incumbent to become virginia’s first ope


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressrichmond, va. (ap) — democrat danica roem unseats republican incumbent to become virginia’s first openly transgender house member .the associated press






challenger marjan sarec concedes defeat in slovenian presidential election, cong


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressljubljana, slovenia (ap) — challenger marjan sarec concedes defeat in slovenian presidential election, congratulates incumbent borut pahor. .the associated press






conservative victory in alabama deepens split among republicans, as insurgents c


roy moore’s upset victory in the alabama senate primary sent shock waves through the republican establishment wednesday, portending a gop civil war as outsider candidates in other states threaten to challenge incumbents.the potential showdowns are reminiscent of the tea party uprising that just a few years ago cost republicans the majority in the senate. now president trump’s populist rise to power — honed by his former advisor stephen k. bannon — has generated a new wave of long-shot candidates capable of upending the 2018 midterms.in mississippi, state sen. chris mcdaniel, who met with bannon to consider challenging two-term incumbent sen. roger wicker, called the results in alabama “a great awakening.”“the gop establishment's stranglehold on american politics is finally coming to an end






some results in 10 contested village races on long island


voters took to polls across long island on tuesday to vote in village elections. ten villages in particular had contested races for mayor or trustees.islandiamost popularincumbent mayor allan dorman was re-elected with 507 votes over former trustee neil j. munro, who got 258 votes. in the race for two open trustee seats, incumbent michael zaleski was re-elected with 484 votes, and newcomer burhan kisla was elected with 487 votes. trustee diane olk received 278 votes, and newcomer mario carbellano received 275 votes.massapequa parkin the race for two open trustee seats, incumbent daniel pearl won re-election with 919 votes, as did incumbent tina schiaffino with 1,048 votes. adam h. dulberg garnered 393 votes. village administrator peggy caltabiano said turnout was especially high this year.






underwood, stella sweep primaries in 14th, 11th congressional districts; casten


6th congressional districtunofficial results indicate sean casten, a scientist from downers grove garnered 29.9 percent of the vote in the democratic primary election and will face incumbent u.s. rep. peter roskam, r- wheaton, in the november election. roskam did not have a challenger in the gop primary.barrington hills resident and plan commissioner kelly mazeski fell short with 26.5 percent of the vote, followed by 17.4 percent of the vote for naperville resident carole cheney, who served as a top aide to u.s. rep. bill foster, d-naperville.additional candidates in the democratic primary included amanda howland, an attorney and college of lake county trustee from lake zurich; jennifer zordani, an attorney from clarendon hills; palatine data analyst ryan huffman; and naperville city counc






benny white headed to naperville council, incumbent gallaher out, unofficial vot


with all dupage and will county precincts reporting, incumbent judy brodhead, incumbent kevin coyne, challenger benny white and incumbent john krummen appear to have garnered the most votes in the race for four seats on the naperville city council, according to unofficial returns.white is a current indian prairie district 204 board member and retired army officer/senior instructor army jrotc at joliet west high school. he has lived in naperville for 11 yearsaccording to the unofficial results, incumbent kevin gallaher received the lowest number of votes with all precincts reporting. gallaher, an attorney, served on the city council from 1995 to 2002, and was elected to the council again in 2015.erin hegarty / naperville sunnaperville city councilman kevin coyne, seeking re-election tuesday






cyprus president leads first-round vote, heads to runoff


incumbent cypriot president nicos anastasiades was the top finisher on sunday’s first round of presidential elections, but failed to garner a majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff.the conservative leader will face stavros malas, an independent candidate backed by communist party akel, in a runoff on feb. 4. mr. anastasiades was leading all the opinion polls in the run-up to the vote. he said that this second 5-year term in office would be his last if he is re-elected....






cyprus presidential election exit poll shows incumbent anastasiades in runoff wi


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressnicosia, cyprus (ap) — cyprus presidential election exit poll shows incumbent anastasiades in runoff with communist party-backed candidate.the associated press






new faces ready to take over in falcon heights


voters in falcon heights were opting for new faces at city hall on tuesday in the wake of the fatal shooting within their borders of philando castile.melanie leehy, a black woman and a leader in the city’s effort to search for inclusive approaches to diversity, was the top vote-getter. she was elected along with fellow challenger mark miazga, while incumbent tony fischer trailed far behind.in st. paul park, meanwhile, mayor-by-appointment sandra dingle was the overwhelming choice of voters to stay on as mayor-by-election, after the departure for the legislature of former mayor keith franke.ramsey countythe election in falcon heights reflected aftershocks from the 2016 castile shooting, including the tax implications of switching to a more expensive policing contract with ramsey county afte






new faces ready to take over in falcon heights


voters in falcon heights were opting for new faces at city hall on tuesday in the wake of the fatal shooting within their borders of philando castile.melanie leehy, a black woman and a leader in the city's effort to search for inclusive approaches to diversity, was the top vote-getter. she was elected along with fellow challenger mark miazga, while incumbent tony fischer trailed far behind.in st. paul park, meanwhile, mayor-by-appointment sandra dingle was the overwhelming choice of voters to stay on as mayor-by-election, after the departure for the legislature of former mayor keith franke.ramsey countythe election in falcon heights reflected aftershocks from the 2016 castile shooting, including the tax implications of switching to a more expensive policing contract with ramsey county afte






california politics podcast: the battle between feinstein and de león


california voters will face a big choice, and an unusual one, in next year's race for the u.s. senate: a long-time incumbent democrat challenged by a prominent politician from her own party.the decision by state senate president pro tem kevin de león (d-los angeles) to challenge sen. dianne feinstein in 2018 is already dividing democrats on issues ranging from seniority and pragmatism to battling president trump and promoting issues favored by the party's liberal base. 






czech vote: milos zeman to face jiri drahos in run-off | news


prague, czech republic - incumbent milos zeman has won the first round of the czech presidential election but faces a run-off after failing to gain the outright majority needed to win outright.with over 99 percent of ballots counted, zeman led the pack of nine candidates with 38.65 percent of the votes, the czech statistical office said on saturday.jiri drahos, the former head of the country's academy of sciences, was the clear runner-up with 26.56 percent.the populist president and the chemist-turned-politician will now face each other in a two-day runoff election on january 26-27."we did it," drahos wrote on social media."a duel with milos zeman in the second round will be tough. we don't know if he's going to meet me face-to-face and the defence of our mandate will be hard. we have to b






dupage election problems delay results for hours


results of elections in dupage county remained uncertain into wednesday morning as election officials said information posted on their website was incomplete and confusing.that affected the results of races up and down the ballot, including county board districts, where republicans faced a primary in district 1 and the democratic race was contested in district 2. in the district 2 election, incumbent elizabeth (liz) chaplin had 9,907, or about 49 percent of the votes. it was much closer between the two challengers also seeking one of the two ballot spots for democrats in the november election.arlene kendorski of downers grove had 5,281, or about 26 percent, and claire goldenberg of lisle had 5,054, or about 25 percent of the total votes.republicans pete dicianni and steve nero were unconte






czechs voting for president in test of pro-russia incumbent


prague — czechs are casting ballots for a second day in the presidential runoff, with the former head of the academy of sciences challenging the pro-russian incumbent.president milos zeman and jiri drahos advanced to the second round of voting after none of the nine candidates seeking the largely ceremonial post received a majority in the first round two weeks ago.zeman, 73, is favored to win another five-year term but polls suggest a tight race in the ballot that ends saturday.since he was elected in 2013, zeman has divided the nation with his pro-russian stance and support for closer ties with china. the former left-leaning prime minister has become known for his strong anti-migrant and anti-muslim rhetoric.drahos, 68, a political newcomer, is seen as more western-oriented.






scientist challenges incumbent in czech presidential runoff


prague — the czechs are electing a new president, with the former head of the academy of sciences challenging the pro-russian incumbent in a runoff vote.president milos zeman and jiri drahos advanced to the second round of voting after none of the nine candidates seeking the largely ceremonial post received a majority in the first round two weeks ago.zeman, 73, is favored to win another five-year term but polls suggest a tight race in the two-day ballot starting friday.since he was elected to the post in 2013, zeman has become known for his strong anti-migrant and anti-muslim rhetoric. the former left-leaning prime minister has also divided the nation with his pro-russian stance and support for closer ties with china.drahos, 68, a political newcomer, is seen as more western-oriented.






newcomer wins spot on la grange village board


it appears that voters in la grange have voted to bring a new face to the village board.with all 12 precincts counted, newcomer louis gale was the top vote-getter, according to unofficial election results from the cook county clerk's website. he received 25.65 percent of the vote (975 votes).incumbent board members david mccarty and william holder were re-elected. holder had 24.76 percent (941 votes) and mccarty got 25.6 percent (973 votes).incumbent mark langan, who received 23.99 percent of the vote (912 votes) appears to have fallen short in his bid for re-election, according to unofficial results.gale said tuesday night that he was thrilled."the biggest thing was that i had a lot of friends and family who went out and knocked on doors," he said. "they read rough drafts of (campaign) ma






smithtown gop leaders surprised by town supervisor race change


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe smithtown town republican committee has endorsed councilman edward wehrheim, left, for town supervisor over incumbent supervisor patrick vecchio. (credit: newsday / thomas a. ferrara, james carbone) members of the smithtown republican party’s executive committee say they didn’t know about a decision by party leadership to drop 39-year incumbent town supervisor patrick vecchio and instead run councilman edward wehrheim for the top job. “this was news to most members of the executive committee when we read about it in the paper,” said paul hennings, a committee member who serves as attorney...






the latest: finland's president barrels toward re-election


helsinki — the latest on the presidential election in finland (all times local):8:45 p.m.finland's incumbent president is barreling toward another six years in office with nearly 60 percent of ballots counted in the nordic country's election.president sauli niinisto was winning with 63.8 percent of the votes cast sunday. his closest rival, pekka haavisto of the greens, had 10.9 percent.none of the other six candidates had received more than 7 percent.niinisto needs a majority to prevent a runoff and to win re-election outright.haavisto has conceded niinisto's victory. he told finnish national broadcaster yle that niinisto "is the republic's new president with this result."niinisto, a former finance minister and parliament speaker, has been a highly popular president since he took office in






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glen cove mayor’s race decided by 3 votes; recount ordered


glen cove democratic city councilman timothy tenke, left, and the city's incumbent mayor reginald spinello. photo credit: james escher glen cove democratic city councilman timothy tenke squeaked by incumbent mayor reginald spinello by three votes during a counting of disputed ballots tuesday afternoon at the nassau county board of elections.but attorneys for the republican party convinced supreme court justice jeffrey s. brown of nassau county to order a re-canvassing of 310 absentee and affidavit ballots. brown scheduled...






czechs voting for president in test of pro-russia incumbent


prague (ap) — czechs are casting ballots for a second day in the presidential runoff, with the former head of the academy of sciences challenging the pro-russian incumbent.president milos zeman and jiri drahos advanced to the second round of voting after none of the nine candidates seeking the largely ceremonial post received a majority in the first round two weeks ago.zeman, 73, is favored to win another five-year term but polls suggest a tight race in the ballot that ends saturday.since he was elected in 2013, zeman has divided the nation with his pro-russian stance and support for closer ties with china. the former left-leaning prime minister has become known for his strong anti-migrant and anti-muslim rhetoric.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.drahos, 68, a poli






the times recommends: chelsea byers for seattle school board district 7


voters should retire betty patu from the seattle school board and replace her with chelsea byers.chelsea byers, former classroom teacher and current administrator for an adult education program, is the best candidate for school board in district 7. chelsea byersseattle school board district 7strengths: sharp financial knowledge, new ideas to push the district beyond its budget problems and lack of progress in closing the achievement gap, experience teaching in an inner-city school district.when the next school board hires a superintendent, byers said she would look for someone focused on research-backed strategies for closing the achievement gap and with experience moving the needle for struggling kids."voters should elect byers over incumbent betty patu.patu has given eight years on the b






jacob frey wins mayor election in minneapolis


jacob frey will be the next mayor of minneapolis, city elections officials announced wednesday.the 36-year-old city council member defeated incumbent mayor betsy hodges and 14 other candidates in tuesday’s election. he will take office in january.a native of virginia who was drawn to minneapolis after running a marathon here, frey presented himself as a future mayor in the mold of r.t. rybak — visible, willing to compromise and relentlessly enthusiastic about the city.throughout the year, he battled a weakened but resilient incumbent in hodges, faced two resurgent candidates — nekima levy-pounds and raymond dehn — on the left, and was challenged from the right by tom hoch, who sank nearly a half-million dollars of his own money into mailers and tv ads.check back with the star tribune for u






former nfl players union director dies at age 76


madison, wis. — ed garvey, the lawyer who led the national football league players association through strikes in 1974 and 1982, has died at age 76.garvey was the players' union counsel and executive director from 1971-83.garvey graduated from the university of wisconsin law school in 1969 and joined the minneapolis firm that later represented the fledgling nflpa. neither of the player strikes was particularly effective, and the 1982 walkout resulted in the season being shortened from 16 to nine games.the nationally known labor attorney was a political heavyweight in wisconsin, where he returned in 1983. garvey ran unsuccessfully as a democrat against incumbent republican u.s. sen. robert kasten. in 1998, he took on incumbent gov. tommy thompson, but lost after a tough campaign.he later cr






british pm may visits turkey, reaches $125m fighter jet deal


ankara, turkey — turkey and britain signed a deal to jointly build fighter jets during prime minister theresa may's visit to ankara on urday, even as the british leader called on turkey's government to uphold democracy and abide by human rights standards.britain's bae systems and turkish aerospace industries signed the 100 million-pound (nearly $125.5 million) agreement establishing a partnership for the development of turkey's fighter jet program after may met with turkish president recep tayyip erdogan and other turkish officials about boosting trade between the countries once britain leaves the european union.the two countries agreed to start preparatory work for a future free trade agreement and also talked about increasing cooperation in security and counterterrorism."this agreement u