Trustee Henderson Yarbrough concedes to incumbent Mayor Edwenna Perkins on April 4. Perkins garnered 44 percent of the vote while Yarbrough garnered around 28 percent in a four-person race for mayor. | Mayor Edwenna Perkins/Facebook
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Some candidates running for numerous seats on village boards in Bellwood, Broadview Maywood and Melrose Park posted responses to the results of the April 4 election on Facebook.
We’ve compiled a few, along with Facebook photos, below:
After capturing around 45 percent of the vote, Katrina Thompson, pictured left, was elected Broadview’s mayor. She’s the first African American female mayor in the village’s history.
Thompson’s ticket, the Broadview People’s Party, also captured the three open trustee seats on the village’s board.
First-time candidates for trustee, Kimyada Wellington (who ran with the support of Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins) and Antonio Sanchez (who ran on the Maywood United Party ticket) were the two most popular trustee candidates in a field of 10 people who were running for three open seats. Incumbent trustee Melvin Lightford won his bid for reelection.