Naperville resident Richard “Rocky” Caylor has filed documents with the Illinois State Board of Elections indicating he plans to challenge Mayor Steve Chirico in the spring.
Paperwork creating the “Rocky for Mayor Committee” was submitted Nov. 7, according to the board of elections website. The purpose of the committee is to elect Richard G. “Rocky” Caylor as mayor of the city of Naperville, the documents said.
Caylor is the president and CEO of Cadence Premier Logistics, a “full service, asset-based logistics company” based in Joliet, according to the company’s Facebook page. Caylor is also the 2018-19 vice president for the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, according to the organization’s website.
He’s also been involved as a community representative on a working group looking at the financial feasibility of proposed 5th Avenue development uses and is a member of the Will County Center for Economic Development Board of Directors.
Chirico, owner of Great Western Flooring in Naperville, in July confirmed plans to run for re-election in the spring. He is nearing the end of his first mayoral term, and previously served as a city council member.
The municipal election is April 2, with residents voting on four council seats in addition to choosing a mayor. Nominating petitions to be placed on the ballot can be filed at the Naperville city clerk’s office between Nov. 19 and 26.
Former Naperville City Councilman David Wentz and Naperville Planning and Zoning Commissioner Bruce Hanson have announced plans to run for city council seats.
Current council members whose seats are up for election are Becky Anderson Wilkins, Patty Gustin, Rebecca Boyd-Obarski and Paul Hinterlong.