Caucus Endorses Slate for Mayor, Board
All Deerfield voters will have the opportunity to ratify or change the slate at Dec. 4 Town Hall Meeting.
Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and two incumbent Village Board of Trustees members were endorsed for reelection today by the Deerfield Village Caucus as part of the official slate in the April 9 municipal elections.
Rosenthal, who was the only mayoral candidate to seek Caucus backing, got the nod along with Trustees Alan Farkas and Barbara Struthers. Rob Nadler was endorsed over incumbent Mary Oppenheim and Jim Moyer. Oppenheim has told Patch last month she will run for reelection.
Nadler and Moyer are currently members of the Deerfield Planning Commission while Moyer has served on the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Trustees Robert Benton, William Seiden and Tom Jester are in the middle of their current terms.
The proposed lineup will either be approved or modified during the Town Meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Caruso Middle School. Anyone who has submitted to the Caucus process can be nominated from the floor as part of the slate, according to Rosenthal. All candidates will be introduced.
The Caucus has been part of the Village’s nominating process since 1956. Rosenthal and the five Village Board candidates submitted written questionnaires and were interviewed. The questionnaires and interviews can be seen on the organization’s website.
Participation in the Caucus process or getting its endorsement is not a requirement for candidacy. People who want to run for either office as well as openings on the Board must collect the requisite number of signatures on nominating petitions. Petitions are due no earlier than Dec. 17 and no later than Dec. 24.