Harvey, Fronabarger, Bradshaw to hold City Council seats

By Tara Kulash

Three seats were filled in Tuesday’s City Council election.

Carolin Harvey, Lee Fronabarger and Jessica Bradshaw were elected and will join Jane Adams, Lance Jack and Don Monty to fill the six-person council. Harvey, Fronabarger and Bradshaw received the most votes out of 12 candidates.

Fronabarger was the only incumbent candidate, but this was his first time being elected. His last term was given by council appointment to complete the last two years of Joel Fritzler’s term when he was elected mayor.


Fronabarger said he was excited to be re-elected via votes.

“I’m very humbled,” he said.

Fronabarger waited for the results of the votes at the Jackson County Courthouse, along with Carolin Harvey.

Harvey received the most votes of all the candidates.

“I’m just grateful that the citizens of Carbondale had enough confidence in me to vote for me to represent them,” she said.

Bradshaw, on the other hand, received the results at Pagliai’s Pizza and Pasta.

“It’s very exciting,” she said. “Since (the results) came in, my Facebook and phone have been going off like crazy.”

She said she looks forward to joining the council with Fronabarger and Harvey.