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Cynthia Beebe, a late entrant in the race for the Evanston City Clerk’s office, emerged the top vote getter of five other write-in candidates and will now face Stephanie Mendoza in the General Election April 6.
Ms. Beebe, one of the first female agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), received 1,071 votes, according to the tabulation of write-in results posted on March 2 on the Cook County Clerk’s Election site.
Eduardo Gomez, Evanston’s Deputy City Clerk, finished second with 661 votes, and Misty Witenberg, a local government transparency advocate, finished third with 542 ballots.
As the only City Clerk candidate on the regular ballot in the primary election, Ms. Mendoza had received 7,567 votes, automatically qualifying for the General Election.
Reached by phone, Ms. Beebe said she was very grateful for the results. “I just want to thank my supporters,” she said, “and I also want to thank [candidates] Eduardo Gomez, Misty Witenberg, and Jackson Paller for their hard work during their campaigns.”
As for moving ahead, she said, “I remain committed to my goal of leading a City Clerk’s office that is a professional, welcoming place that serves all of the City’s residents, officials and staff.”