2022 Election ABATE Debate

This week, we hosted our 2022 Election ABATE Debate! Over 2 days, several candidates running for local, state, and federal positions came over and answered questions about motorcycle issues! We’ve livestreamed both days of event, so feel free to take a look below!

Day 1

  • U. S. Senate Candidates:
    • Kathy Salvi
  • Secretary of State Candidates:
    • Dan Brady
  • Congressional Candidates:
    • Chris Dargis (IL08)
    • Justin Burau (IL03)
  • State Representative Candidates:
    • Stephanie Kifowit (IL84)
    • Janet Yang Rohr (IL41)
    • Jeff Keicher (IL70)
    • Anna Moeller (IL43)
    • Jennifer Sanalitro (IL48)
    • Matt Hanson (IL83)
    • Kevin Wallace (IL49)
    • Stefanie Hood (IL47)
    • Joe West (IL84)

Day 2

  • Gubernatorial Candidates:
    • Darren Bailey
  • State Senate Candidates:
    • Don DeWitte (IL33)
    • Seth Lewis (IL45)
    • Linda Holmes (IL42)
  • Kane County Sheriff Candidates:
    • Ron Hain
    • Jeff Bodin

DuKane A.B.A.T.E. BOD Election Results

The results are in from the DuKane Board of Directors election! This is the DuKane BOD for 2022:

  • President – Chris Hansen
  • Vice President – Hej Hog
  • BOD Rep – Kley Abel
  • Legislative Coordinator – Randy Ramey
  • Treasurer – Tina Hejnar
  • Secretary – Amy Nelson
  • Events Officer – Chris Newman
  • Membership – Mark Del Monaco
  • Public Relations/Webmaster – Nathan Klapatch
  • Newsletter – Mike Nicholson
  • Safety & Ed – Steve Waltz
  • Road Captain – Allan “Viper” Gilbert
  • Independent Rep – John Bloch

We have several familiar faces as well as some new volunteers-Mark Del Monaco and Allan “Viper” Gilbert-who were willing to get involved with A.B.A.T.E. We would like to thank everyone for choosing to play a role in our chapter!

ABC Online Registration

Online registration is now available for our 4th Annual ABC – A.B.A.T.E. Bowling Classic! You can now reserve bowling tickets for the event or premium tickets for the event and the 9-pin No-tap Tournament! Select an option below to reserve your tickets now!

Event Details:

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2 PM
  • Bowlero, 558 E North Ave, Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139
  • Proceeds benefit the DuKane Chapter’s Downed Rider Fund

DuKane ABATE 2020 Election Results

We have hosted our last meeting of the year, and our yearly DuKane board election along with it! These are the winners:

  • Vice President – Hej Hog
  • Treasurer – Tina Hejnar
  • Legislative Coordinator – Randy Ramey

This means that Tina and Randy will continue to serve in their respective board positions and that we have a new vice president for the chapter. We welcome Hej to this position on the board, and we appreciate the contributions that Joe and Linda Barnes, who are retiring from their positions, have made as our board members.

DuKane ABATE 2020 Election Positions & Nominees

DuKane ABATE is having an election for six of our board positions at our next meeting, which is on December 15th at 7:30 PM. Although there are nominees for a couple of these positions, members can still be nominated or voted for as write-ins at the meeting. The following is a list of positions and nominees for each position:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer – Tina Hejnar
  • Legislative Coordinator – Randy Ramey
  • PR Coordinator
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Independent Representative #2

Joe and Linda Barnes are retiring from their positions as Vice President and PR and Membership Coordinators, and we appreciate their contributions to our chapter. In addition, we will also appreciate members who are willing to carry on their work and run in their positions.

DuKane ABATE 2020 Board Elections

The United States is not the only body having elections this year: the DuKane Chapter of ABATE has an election of its own. On November 17th, the DuKane Chapter will host a membership meeting at which ABATE members can nominate candidates or be nominated for these positions:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Legislative Coordinator
  • PR Coordinator
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Independent Representative #2

The Treasurer and Legislative positions are mandatory for this chapter. As such, we will need at least one candidate to run for each of those positions, and the incumbents, Treasurer Tina Hejnar and Legislative Coordinator Randy Ramey, are willing to do so. If you are a member of DuKane ABATE and want to run for one of the listed positions, you must attend our meeting on November 17th to be nominated.

At our December meeting, we will need members to attend and vote for the nominees for each position. And no, mail-in voting is not an option.

Toy & Food Run Volunteers Meeting

Hello, everyone!

Our 34th Annual DuKane ABATE Toy And Food Run is almost here. We have been working hard in the background getting everything in order for the greatest motorcycling event of 2020. We cannot pull it off without you.

Please come to our Volunteers Meeting on Monday, October 5th, at 7:00 PM. It will be held at the Winner’s Circle Bar & Grill located on the grounds at Sycamore Speedway (50W226 Old State Rd, Maple Park, IL 60151). Brett will be serving up some of his famous chili as we finalize the details.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

-Chris Hansen and Chris Newman

Early Voting in DuPage County & Kane County

To voters in DuPage County and Kane County:

Polling places in DuPage County and Kane County are about to start opening for early voting. So if Election Day is a workday for you, or if you would prefer to vote in person when the lines (and the risk of catching COVID-19 because of them) are small, you can visit the polls within a 40-day period before the election.

A few locations will be open for early voting on September 24th: the Kane County Clerk’s Office and the Aurora Satellite Office in Kane County, and the DuPage Fairgrounds in DuPage County. There are many other polling places that will open 25 days later, on October 19th.

With the links below, you can look up where these locations are and what their opening and closing times are.