Wednesday, April 10, 2013
With all 28 precincts reporting, Amy Connolly, Julie Jackson, Denis Ryan and John J. Carey have been re-elected to the Community Consolidated School District 146 Board of Education.
While two slates, both including newcomers, ran for the D146 board, the incumbents all won re-election. As of Wednesday morning, all 28 precincts are showing vote totals that place Amy Connolly, Julie Jackson, Denis Ryan and John J. Carey as trustees on the Community Consolidated School District 146 Board of Education. Connolly described the win as bittersweet since it didn’t include her slate partner Tim Frederickson. “The incumbents are all returning, which is surprising, but it says to me that the people are happy with the job we are doing,” Connolly said. Ryan said he was pleased with the election results, and looks forward to pursuing further technological advances in the school district. “One of the goals is to have the grade schools…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Oak Forest City Clerk Scott Burkhardt will serve four more years, after beating newcomer Carl Stegner.
Longtime Oak Forest City Clerk Scott Burkhardt will serve another term. Burkhardt unofficially beat opponent and newcomer Carl Stegner, according to vote totals late Tuesday night. With all precincts reporting, Burkhardt has unofficially beaten challenger Carl Stegner, 1,823 votes to 514. Of its 19,310 registered voters, 2,424 people voted, for a roughly 12 percent turnout. "I'm very humbled, honored that the citizens chose me for another term," Burkhardt told Patch. "I'm grateful. I have wonderful friends, and family. Oak Forest is a wonderful city, full of great people." Burkhardt has served as Oak Forest City Clerk since 1997. More 2013 Election Stories Affecting Oak Forest Two Ways to Stay Connected to Oak Forest Patch:
Friday, April 5, 2013
Six hopefuls campaigning for a seat on Community Consolidated School District 146’s Board of Education share their views on keeping the district effectively funded in our Patch questionnaire.
The following question was asked of all candidates running for Community Consolidated High School District 146’s Board of Education in the April 9th election. Answers are listed in the order they were received. Revenue from the state continues to dry up, while residents are also dealing with rising costs. Please rank the following in the order you feel the district should be focused on for meeting the district’s costs in light of these issues. 1) Staff Cuts 2) Contract Renegotiations 3) Operating Expense Cuts 4) Tax Increases 5) Other Funding Sources. Please also explain your reasoning. Amy Connolly The portion of our annual budget that is related to State revenues is relatively small compared with other school districts. District 146 is …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustee elections.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Incumbents and newcomers are mixing it up, as six vie for four spots on the seven-member board of education.
Six candidates are vying for four, four-year spots on the seven-member CCSD 146 Board of Education. Newcomer Vince Aiello joins incumbents John Carey, Denis Ryan and Julie Jackson, running as "4 for the Future of 146." Incumbent Amy Connolly and newcomer Tim Frederickson run together as "Planning for Progress." CCSD 146 serves 2,400 kingergarten through eighth-grade students among its five schools: Central Middle School, Fierke Education Center, Fulton School, Kruse Education Center and Memorial School. Dr. Jeff Stawick is superintendent. The seven-member school board meets monthly. Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion: You'll be subscribed to the free …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Ricardo Fernandez is running for the Moraine Valley Community College District 524 Board of Trustees.
Position Sought Moraine Valley Community College District 524 Board of Trustees Campaign Contact Information Citizens for Ricardo A. Fernandez P.O. Box 150 Palos Park, IL 60464-0150 (708) 341-2357 email@example.com Hometown Orland Park Family Members Gina M. Fernandez, wife. Education Moraine Valley Community College, 1987, Associate in Science University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989, Bachelor of Science University of Indianapolis, 1992, Master of Health Science Nova Southeastern University, 2007, PhD Current Occupation and Employer Working as a physical therapist for 24 years Former full-time professor at Northwestern University 2002-2006 Adjunct faculty at Governors State University, Morton College, and Oakton Community College …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
John Schiera is running for the Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees in the April election.
Position Sought Moraine Valley Community College District Board of Trustees Campaign Contact Information Facebook: Elect John Schiera Hometown Palos Park Family Members Andrew Schiera, son; Natalie Schiera, daughter Education University of Illinois, 1983 Current Occupation and Employer Landscape Architect, self-employed Political Party Affiliation Independent Why are you seeking the position? To insure the students are offered the best education, utmost career opportunities and finest learning environment. And to assure the administration is fiscally responsible and accountable. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? Keep a diligent watch over the wellness center's construction costs and schedule. And assure …
Sarah Wagner is running for the Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees in the April election.
Position Sought Moraine Valley Community College District Board of Trustees, District 524 Campaign Contact Information n/a Hometown Palos Hills Family Members Husband: Eugene Wagner Children: Sarah, Matthew, and Susan Education St. Xavier University, B.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychology Current Occupation and Employer I was a fitness instructor in the Southwest Suburbs for 30 years. Political Party Affiliation None. Why are you seeking the position? As a current member of the Board of Trustees at Moraine Valley Community College, I am committed to helping maintain the growth and excellent reputation of Moraine Valley Community College. I would like to be re-elected and continue to serve the community as its representative to the Board. …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
John Carey is running for the Community Consolidated School District 146 Board of Education in the April election.
Why are you seeking office? I have served eight years and I want to go for at least four more years to insure that what was started in the last eight years will continue to progress forward for the students of our district. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? Trying to maintain a balanced budget while maintaining class size and a great curriculum. What sets you apart from other candidates? I have 8 years of experience on this board alone. Prior to that, I had many years of volunteer work with the youth and young adults of the community. What is your opinion on the current testing schedule our students are placed under? Do you believe these high-stakes test are educationally viable? I do not like the …
Julie Jackson is running for the Community Consolidated School District 146 Board of Education in the April election.
Why are you seeking office? I have served 8 years on the District 146 School board and as we face the implementation of Common Core Standards, changes in ISATs and the resolution of the pension crisis, it is important to have strong, experienced board members in place. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? I will continue to focus on providing our students with an outstanding education while looking for cost saving measures that do not directly impact student learning or growth. What sets you apart from other candidates? I bring the unique perspective of being a lifelong Tinley Park resident, a former 146 student myself and years of continuous school and community involvement. Due to school boundary shifts …