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Antioch Mayor Larry Hanson wins 2nd term

Lawrence Hanson

Lawrence Hanson

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Updated: June 9, 2013 1:43AM

Antioch Mayor Larry Hanson won a second term against newcomer Mary Gaborek with 13 of 13 precincts reporting but no early votes tabulated.

Hanson had 1,166 votes to Gaborek’s 873.

Hanson, 53, says he wants to continue a course of fiscal responsibility he started four years ago. “I started my term during some of the worst fiscal times we have ever seen, and we had to make some sacrifices that proved to be a success,” he said.

The life-long Antioch resident is manager of BJs Fashions for Men, a downtown business where he has worked since 1976.

His first official act after his election four years ago was to rescind the budget and review it line-by-line, reducing expenditures by $2 million to meet revenues. The village has reduced staff by 30 percent and trimmed $600,000 in workmen’s comp insurance premiums during his first term.

Gaborek, 49, has raised three daughters with husband Mike, while volunteering with Antioch School District 34, Lake County Regional Office of Education Advisory Board and St. Peter’s Church.

She has lived in Antioch for 10 years.

“We’ve made some tough calls in the past four years. We have a balanced budget and developed a five-year strategic plan, a first for Antioch,” Hanson said.

The other winners in the election were incumbents Ted P. Poulos with 1,193 votes, Scott Pierce with 1,150 votes. Jerry Johnson won the third trustee position with 1,057 votes and incumbent James Jozwiak lost with 1,034 votes.

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