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Candidates Named, Field Is Set, Stampede Begins

Let the countdown begin; 121 days until the Naperville municipal election. Three mayoral candidates have filed nominating petitions including:

  • Scott Wehrli, Naperville Liquor Commissioner
  • Benny White, Naperville City Councilman
  • Tiffany Stephens, Founder Kids Teen Rider

In addition, 11 candidates have filed paperwork for four Naperville city council seats including:

Naperville Library Board Members

  • Allison Longenbaugh
  • Ashfaq Syed

Naperville Chamber of Commerce 2020 Award Winners

  • Rebecca Malotke-Meslin
  • Derek McDaniel

Naperville Human and Fair Housing Commission members

  • Nag Jaiswal
  • Nathan Wilson

Naperville Park Board Commissioner

  • Josh McBroom

Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force

  • Jodi Trendler

Current Naperville city council member

  • Patrick Kelly

Wheaton Township Board Trustee

  • Meghna Bansal

Chief Editor Main and Lux Magazine

  • Ashley South

Four current Naperville city council members will not be running re-election including:

  • Mayor Mayor Steve Chirico decided not to run for third and final term
  • Theresa Sullivan decided not to run for re-election
  • Paul Hinterlong termed-out
  • Patty Gustin elected to DuPage County Board

It looks like name tags will be in order when the new city council meets in spring.

6 thoughts on “Candidates Named, Field Is Set, Stampede Begins”

  1. Why does it take the ECWD to pursue the release of these records and NOT the city of Naperville? It is shameful that the powers that be in Naperville don’t want to do their jobs! Davenport even posted a picture of her liquor commissioner badge on her Facebook page THE DAY she was appointed to the liquor commission having a drink at Hugo Frogs!

    Dana is big friends with Benny and Kim White too. I suspect Davenport went off on the cops accusing them of racism. If that proves to be true will Benny and Kim condemn her actions, like they do everytime they accuse someone in Naperville of being racist against the black community? According to Kim White, Naperville is a horribly racist town afterall. Still not sure why she lives in Naperville if she thinks that’s true.

    https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2022/12/court-grants-our-motion-to-intervene-in-dana-davenport-dui-case-seeking-to-unseal-arrest-records/

  2. Since when is it a crime for any member of the liquor commissioners to have a drink in a local restaurant? I doubt you will find one that has not. It raises the question of why anyone would be so focused are making a federal case out a commissioner choosing to have a glass of wine with their diner?

    This whole narrative sounds more like a ramp up to start the kind of dirty election campaign tricks in our local elections that have basically turned our state and federal elections into a three ring circuses that turns off voters.

    I mean really, do we need to be introducing lame conspiracy theories into our municipal elections? Conspiracy theories that have no bases in fact, but are only supported by vague innuendo and suppositions?

    We should be focused on doing things that encourage more Naperville residents to participate and vote in city elections not copying behavior that has been proven to turn off voters and keep them from caring, getting involved and voting.

    1. Feel free to focus on what you want and I will focus on what I want. Personally, I would not want a mayor for Naperville whose wife thinks all of Naperville is racist and likes to constantly remind us of her opinions with her best friend and fellow race baiter Dana Davenport.

  3. Pointing out that incidents of racism are still occurring in Naperville and that this problem clearly still exist in our Community is not race baiting or accusing everyone in Naperville of being a Racist. I have seen racist acts committed by people in downtown Naperville were I frequently walk. It is a real problem I have witnessed so you will never convince me it is not.

    I would be more concerned about a person that truly believe, despite statements by Naperville residents about acts of racism in our community, that racism does not exist in Naperville. Denial is enablement, so anyone that denies these well documented acts of racism, is clearly enabling future such acts, which does more harm to our community then good.

    The reality is you have not provided anything other then innuendo and supposition in your constant acts on Davenport and via guilt by association Mrs. White.

    I prefer to focus on facts and verifiable information to identify real problems in our community. Real problems that need to be addresses, solutions found for and implemented. Focusing of innuendo and supposition is not a productive us of my time. But your are surely welcome to waste your time in this manner if you so wish. It is surely your right to do so. So go at it.

  4. Yeah, Naperville is so racist that Benny and Kim White left Naperville, along with Dana Davenport and moved to the West side of Chicago. Oh wait, no they didn’t. Benny would be a horrible Mayor and according to my friends Kim White is a horrible leader at her rotary club. Elect these clowns and Naperville will deserve what it gets. Benny shouldn’t have wasted his money on that PhD he bought.

    Hmmm, makes you wonder why Ms. Davenport is fighting sooooo hard to stop the release of her arrest video……………………

  5. Mysterious sources. Funny if the liberal media had make these claims base on unnamed sources you would be all over them for making baseless allegations, but since its you its okay.

    I have heard from a lot more people (not just my friends) across the political, religious, gender, age, race spectra in Naperville that have nothing but good things to say about both Benny and his wife and their leadership skills.

    I will also point out that the president of Rotary is an elected position. Elected by the majority of members. So no matter how you cut it your “friends in Rotary” are in the minority with respect to their opinions.

    Still harping on Davenport. Implying because you can see all the documents and videos you want that there is some sort of large scale conspiracy going on around her arrest. The fact is if such a conspiracy existed there would be no record of her arrest to begin with, because that is how real conspiracies work.

    But hey, lets all celebrate your bringing national conspiracy theory politics to Naperville. Just what every community needs a “good” conspiracy theorist participating in local politics. Someone that can bring innuendo and suppositions to an election is a lame attempt to obscure the facts.

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