Mike Strick loses in Naperville City Council race
Republican candidate Mike Strick failed to win a seat on the Naperville City Council in the consolidated general election on Tuesday, garnering only 10.5 percent of the 41,753 votes cast for the eight candidates.
In 2016, Strick ran an unsuccessful campaign to unseat state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Aurora). As part of his campaign, he created NoMoreMadigan.com, urging other candidates for to pledge to not vote for Madigan for House Speaker. When Strick set his sights on the Naperville City Council, he kept his campaign platform focused on the same policies that he had ran on in the House race, including cutting taxes and reducing spending. He also favored term limits on elected officials.
“Illinois has the most units of governments in the nation, and each one of those small groups of government entities, whether it is a sanitary department all the way to the secretary of state… are being implicated," Strick told the Will County Gazette before the election. "If we can reduce the size of all these different facets of government, even by 10 percent, I think it would be a big saving to the citizens of Illinois.”
Incumbents Judith Brodhead, Kevin Michael Coyne and John Krummen will remain on the council, joined by newcomer Benny White.