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8 candidates on ballot for 6 CATA board seats

November 23, 2010
Eight candidates, including five incumbents, have been nominated to fill six openings on the board of directors of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. Each term lasts three years beginning next month. A summary of the candidates' qualifications was mailed May 14 to dealer members, and election ballots were sent May 22 to members in good standing. Completed ballots must be received by 12 p.m. June 5 by the CATA's auditing firm, Crowe, Chizek & Co., which will tally the submissions. Results will be announced at the June 9 annual meeting at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont. Four of the incumbents-Bill Hartigan, Dan Martino, Jeff Sullivan and Casey Wickstrom-are seeking their third and final terms on the board. A fifth incumbent on the ballot, Bob Loquercio, was first elected to the board in 2000. Other nominees include Mary Dolan, proprietor of Freeway Ford- Sterling Truck Sales, Inc. in Lyons; Desmond Roberts, principal of Advantage Chevrolet in Hodgkins; and Nate Sutton, principal of Sutton Ford, Inc. in Matteson. A committee comprised of former CATA board chairmen met in April to identify candidates for nomination. The CATA board totals 18 directors. One-third of the terms expire each year. A director may serve a maximum of three, three-year terms. One director, Dan Wolf, completes nine years of board service in June.