Patricia Schuberg said she felt honored and overwhelmed Tuesday night, after she learned she won a seat on the Elburn Village Board.
Schuberg was one of four candidates seeking three available seats, and she ended up receiving the most votes of all candidates, according to unofficial results. Schuberg got 240 votes, and incumbents Jeff Walter (237) and Ken Anderson (203) retained their seats. Michael Rullman received 116 votes.
Trustee Jerry Schmidt did not seek re-election.
Schuberg spent 15 years on the village's plan commission, including six years as the chair of the commission.
"I certainly feel that is my qualification coming in, being on the planning commission and having a sense of, for many years, how Elburn politics works," Schuberg said. She said she was grateful for support she received from village residents and letters of endorsement that were written on her behalf.
Schuberg said she feels "very blessed to live in a community like Elburn, where we have a chance to serve and get involved. … I am thankful I can continue serving Elburn as a trustee."
Schuberg said she was involved in many community endeavors in the village and said her name was known in town. "I'm sure it does not hurt," she said.
In Maple Park, unofficial results indicated that incumbents Gregory Cutsinger and Terry Borg won seats for a four-year term, in addition to newcomer Lucas Goucher. In an election for a two-year term, incumbents Stephan Nowak and Debra Armstrong won, results indicated.
Results indicated that Cutsinger received 101 votes, Goucher 90 and Borg 81. Brian Kinane received 76 in the race for the four-year term.
For the two year term, Nowak had 69 votes in Kane County, and Armstrong had 64. Votes in DeKalb County had not yet been posted, but Higgins trailed significantly, with 35 votes.