As we look ahead to the November elections, Barrington Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every significant race in town.
Here's our start on the candidates who have announced and the issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Barrington Town Council will have three seats to be contested: Vice President Jeff Brenner, Councilor Kate Weymouth, and President June Speakman, who may be reconsidering her decision to give up her seat.
Only one Republican challenger has emerged so far: Donald Nessing, who who has not formally announced but has indicated he will be running for a seat he also ran for two years ago.
All of the legislative incumbents are running for re-election. Two of them have challengers.
Rep. Jan Malik (D-67) will be challenged by Republican Peter Costa Jr. of Barrington.
Rep. Joy Hearn (D-66) will be challenged by Republican Fred Diel of Barrington.
Sen. David Bates (R-32) does not have a challenger yet, although Town Council President June Speakman, a Democrat, was strongly considering a run for his seat a couple of months ago.
Candidates do not have to declare for office until later this month. We'll keep you posted.