Steger resident to fill remainder of Summers’ County Board term
Newquist was selected by the Will County Democratic Central Committee to serve the remainder of Summers’ term, as the party of the departing board member gets to select the replacement.
"We’re excited for Sherry to join us in our work on the County Board," said Board Speaker Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet). "I look forward to working with a full board to accomplish all of the important things that are expected of us by the residents of Will County."
“I’m excited to start working on the Will County Board,” said Newquist. “My professional and personal experiences as a small business owner and village trustee, combined with my knowledge and commitment to eastern Will County will allow me to continue the representation that Laurie Summers has provided to the residents of District 1.”
Newquist will join Judy Ogalla (R-Monee) in representing District 1, which spans eastern Will County and includes the townships of Crete, Monee, Peotone, Washington, and Will. The next election for district 1 seats will be held in November 2022.
"I’d like to welcome Sherry to the board," said Republican minority leader Mike Fricilone (R-Homer Glen). "I look forward to working with her and getting to know her in the new year."