Wojowski wins lottery for Plainfield trustee seat

Karen Sorensen | 4/24/2015, 5:29 p.m.
A lottery was conducted Friday to determine the winner because Brian Wojowski and Michael Lambert both received 741 votes in ...
Plainfield Village Board candidate Michael Lambert (right) chooses a lottery ball from a basket held by Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots as fellow candidate Brian Wojowski (partially obscured, center) watches. Will County Clerk's Office


Brian Wojowski

A lottery bingo ball has determined that Brian Wojowski will be a Plainfield Village Board trustee.

Wojowski chose the ball marked "1" Friday, allowing him to assume the third vacant seat on the board over competitor Michael Lambert. The lottery was conducted by the Will County Clerk's Office.

Both men received 741 votes in the April 7 election after provisional and absentee ballots were counted. In cases of tie votes, state law dictates that the candidates draw lots to decide the winner.

The other two board seats were filled by incumbent Bill Lamb, who received 768 votes, and newcomer Edward O'Rourke, with 759 votes.

The third candidate to win a trustee seat on the Plainfield Village board will be decided by lottery at 9 a.m. Friday.

Coming in fifth and sixth place in the vote count were Mark Chmura, with 583 votes, and John Green, receiving 444 votes.