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!

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 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.