Independents for Sugar Grove Village Trustee (ISGVT) Announces Candidate Endorsements for April 2, 2019 Election

Released at: February 12, 2019
Contact: Jim Huguelet

Sugar Grove, IL (February 12, 2019)  – Independents for Sugar Grove Village Trustee (ISGVT) has announced its endorsement of three candidates for the office of Sugar Grove Village Trustee in the upcoming Kane County Consolidated Election on April 2, 2019: Jennifer Konen (write-in candidate), Heidi Lendi (incumbent, ballot candidate), and Ryan Walter (write-in candidate).  All three candidates support ISGVT’s four-point platform for thoughtful progress in Sugar Grove:

  • Rejection of any development proposal that does not adequately reflect the legitimate interests of Sugar Grove’s current residents
  • Opposition to the creation of any tax-increment financing (TIF) districts that are not in the best interests of our taxpayers and governmental bodies
  • Commencement of a review of the village’s Comprehensive Plan (Ordinance 2018-403C) that meaningfully engages with all stakeholders in the community to arrive at a truly shared vision for our village, as was done in the past
  • In all matters, providing an independent voice that asks tough questions and makes fact-based decisions for the long-term that are fair to all of the village’s stakeholders

“With recent development proposals in the village, I felt that now is the time to contribute to the decisions that will be made to ensure the interests of all of Sugar Grove’s residents are heard” said candidate Jennifer Konen.  Heidi Lendi commented that “Independence is important in local government, and I look to continue my record of making fact-based decisions as a Village Trustee.”  Ryan Walter said “Listening to and serving my fellow citizens well are essential, and I'm committed to doing this during our campaign and beyond.”

Jim Huguelet, Director of ISGVT, said “ISGVT is a group of concerned Sugar Grove residents who believe that ordinary citizens must serve in local government for it to effectively represent the interests of all of the village’s stakeholders.  Our endorsements seek to help Sugar Grove voters know who will best represent those interests.”

For more information on ISGVT and its endorsed candidates, citizens can visit or follow ISGVT on Facebook at



Jim Huguelet, Director, ISGVT,

[email protected], 847.867.8706