Removed from the ballot, Peru alderman candidate plans write-in campaign

Removed from the ballot, Peru alderman candidate plans write-in campaign

The Peru Electoral Board removed Senior Alderman Dave Potthoff’s opponent from the ballot for the April 2nd election. The board voted unanimously in favor of Potthoff because of missing page numbers and a missing election date and type in the header of Aaron Buffo’s petition.

Buffo and his attorney Julie Ajster will not appeal the ruling, but they believe the City of Peru sent a direct message to its citizens not to challenge Potthoff.

Buffo will run as a write-in candidate for the 4th Ward this election.

Potthoff says he is happy with the decision, calling the outcome obvious.

Aaron Buffo (right) and his attorney Julie Ajster.
Aaron Buffo (right) and his attorney Julie Ajster.
A full house when the Peru Electoral Commission met on January 10.