Familiar names on the 2023 ballot for Normal Town Council

Marc Tiritilli
Marc Tiritilli(WJBC Radio, Bloomington)
Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 9:44 PM CST
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NORMAL (25 News Now) - Voters in Normal will elect three town council members next spring, and the incumbents holding those seats have all filed nominating petitions before Monday’s deadline to get on the April ballot.

Their challengers are not political newcomers, particularly Marc Tiritilli, who’s run twice for mayor, including the 2017 contest in which he lost by just 11 votes to current Mayor Chris Koos.

The other challengers are Andy Byars and Rachael Lund, both appointed by Koos to serve on Normal’s planning commission. The other challenger is Karl Sila, who’s run previously for a council seat and lost.

Incumbent Kathleen Lorenz is running for a third, four-year term, while Karyn Smith and Stan Nord are seeking re-election for second, four-year terms.

Unlike Bloomington and Peoria, there are no wards or districts in Normal, so town council members are elected on an at-large basis.