Election Day: First Ward Alderman noted race in today’s primary
By Jim Hagerty
There’s one major race on the primary ballot today (Feb. 22), as five Republicans are vying for the Rockford City Council seat vacated by Joe Sosnowski (R) last fall.
Sosnowski’s seat is now filled by Tim Durkee (R), who was appointed by Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey (I) to temporarily serve the First Ward.
Durkee faces Republicans Don Hall, Stanley Hatfield, Joseph Chiarelli and Joseph Canova.
The winner of today’s primary will be on the April 5 ballot along with Independent candidate Brian Jenkins Leggero.
Leggero was defeated for the seat by Sosnowski in the April 2009 general election.
Sosnowski resigned from the council after unseating incumbent Ronald Wait to represent the 69th District in the Illinois House of Representatives Nov. 2, 2010.
No Democrats are on the First Ward Alderman ballot.
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