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Hopeful for Batavia’s 7th Ward disciplined by state

Published: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

BATAVIA – The man who has filed to run as a write-in candidate in the April 9 consolidated election for the 7th Ward seat on the Batavia City Council was disciplined in November by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

The state in November refused to renew Steve Holland’s real estate broker license for “his failure to perform on a guaranteed sales plan and engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct of a character likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public,” according to a report from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Holland, who lives on Bird Lane, could not be reached for comment. Last week, he filed his paperwork to run as a write-in candidate.

Candidates can file as write-ins until 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

– Eric Schelkopf

In December, no one filed a nomination petition for the 7th Ward, where Alderman Dawn Tenuta is not running for re-election.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Holland is a mortgage consultant at Wintrust Mortgage Corporation in St. Charles and president/CEO at Free Green Can.

Tenuta, who was elected to the City Council in 2009, said she would not seek re-election for personal reasons. Tenuta said she was most proud of getting the city’s strategic plan in place and moving forward with the downtown streetscape program. North River Street was the first street to receive improvements last summer.

There will be several contested races in April for seats on the City Council. Fifth Ward Alderman Eldon Frydendall faces opposition from Steve Vasilion, and 4th Ward Alderman Jim Volk will face a challenge from Jamie Saam.

In addition, 6th Ward Alderman Robert Liva faces two challengers – newcomers Nick Cerone and Ron Rechenmacher.

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