McHenry, Woodstock City Council candidates discuss upcoming campaigns

Voters in several McHenry County municipalities will have a chance to see change on village boards and city councils after the April 2 consolidated election.

Woodstock will see changeover on its City Council no matter who wins. Three seats are open, and incumbents Mark Saladin, Maureen Larson and Dan Hart arent seeking re-election.

Those who filed in Woodstock include Thomas Grell, Lisa Lohmeyer, Wendy Piersall, Darrin Flynn and Michael Stanard.

Piersall is a writer and runs Woo! Jr. Kids Activities; owns Lake Marine and RV with her husband, Dave Piersall; and serves on the Promote Woodstock advisory council and Old Courthouse and Sheriffs House commission. She has lived in Woodstock for five years and said she wants to run because she loves the community and thinks she would be a good fit for the role.

My background is as a business owner and an artist, she said. I work in the big picture and in the really granular detail with data and spreadsheets. I love tinkering with numbers and the bottom line.

Piersall said, if elected, her priorities would include growth of businesses and residents and finding a suitable use for the city-owned Old Courthouse and Sheriffs Jail complex.

Flynn is a co-owner of D&A Salon Apothecary on the Square and serves on the Promote Woodstock advisory council. He is on the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce board and has lived in Woodstock with his partner for about a year. Their salon has been in Woodstock for three years, he said.

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