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Finalists selected for 3rd Ward seat in St. Charles

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – A task force led by Mayor Ray Rogina has narrowed the 3rd Ward alderman candidate list from 13 to four, according to a news release from the city of St. Charles.

The full City Council was expected to interview the finalists – Charles A. Amenta II, Todd A. Bancroft, Dianne E. Kellett and Carolyn M. W. Waibel – during executive session Monday.

The interviews were scheduled to last 25 minutes each. Afterward, Rogina and the City Council planned to discuss the candidates and try to reach a consensus on the best one.

The chosen candidate is expected to be seated before the June 17 City Council meeting. That person will serve the remainder of the 3rd Ward aldermanic term once held by Rogina, who left the office in May to become mayor.

Here is more information on the finalists selected by Rogina, 1st Ward Alderman Dan Stellato, 3rd Ward Alderman Bill Turner and City Administrator Brian Townsend:

• Amenta has lived in St. Charles for six years and is a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual. He serves on the Reneaux Manor Homeowners Association Board.

• Bancroft grew up in St. Charles and has lived in the 3rd Ward for 15 years. He works for Draper and Kramer Inc. as chief administrative officer, senior vice president and general counsel.

• Kellett has lived in St. Charles for 11 years and volunteers for the St. Charles Mothers Club and as a Lincoln School Very Important Parent. Kellett is an owner of Think Driven Inc., an auto care facility, and Pick a Do Inc., a bookkeeping and errand service.

• Waibel first moved to St. Charles in 1978 and has lived here for four years. She has been active in PTOs for Ferson Creek and Lincoln elementary schools and was most recently employed at Paychex Inc. as a sales consultant.

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