Vicki Scaman

Current village clerk Vicki Scaman claimed victory Tuesday night in her race for Oak Park village president. As of 10 p.m. election night, Scaman led opponent Cate Readling by 13 points, according to data from the Cook County Clerk’s office

With all 37 precincts reported but not all mail-in ballots counted, Scaman racked up 56.69 percent of votes, with Readling receiving 43.31 percent.

“I’m honored to continue serving my community,” Scaman told Wednesday Journal. “I’m even more honored that our community has chosen me to serve in the role of village president.

Readling was not immediately available for comment. However, her spokesperson said she would comment on Wednesday.

Scaman said she has the “utmost respect” for Readling and expressed her appreciation for Readling’s “heartfelt commitment” to Oak Park.

“There is no doubt that we will continue to work together to make our community better,” said Scaman.

Scaman told Wednesday Journal she is excited to serve on the village board with the current trustees, as well as the three incoming trustees.

Poised to fill those three open village trustee seats are Ravi Parakkat, Lucia Robinson and Chibuike Enyia. Parakkat received the most votes at 20.09 percent, followed by Enyia at 18.01 percent and Robinson 17.16 percent. Robinson and Parakkat are part of the Unite Oak Park slate. The slate’s third member Stephen Morales, also a village trustee candidate, received 15.8 percent of votes.

Enyia is backed by the Represent Oak Park coalition, which supported an unofficial group of candidates that also included Juanta Griffin and Anthony Clark, who received 14.92 percent and 14.01 percent of votes respectively.

For village clerk, Oak Park voters favored Christina Waters, who bagged 78 percent of votes cast. Waters currently serves as deputy village clerk, an unelected position, and also received the support of Represent Oak Park. Her opponent LouAnne Johannesson trailed behind at 22 percent.

These are not the final voting results. The numbers will likely change somewhat as mail-in ballots are counted. 

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