What Should Go Here? Does Oak Lawn Need A New Dream Team?
With the consolidated election less than a year away, should we keep the current village board intact or is change needed?
With the consolidated election less than a year away (April 2, 2013), does the Oak Lawn Village board need a new dream team?
Six seats are up for election, including the mayor, village clerk and even-numbered trustee districts 2, 4 and 6.
Mayor Dave Heilmann has already indicated that he will be running for his third term.
Trustees Alex Olejniczak (Dist. 2), Tom Duhig (Dist. 4) and Tom Phelan (Dist. 6) are up for re-election presuming that they are running.
A special election is also being held for the Dist. 1 seat that was vacated by former trustee Jerry Hurckes. Cindy Trautsch was appointed to take Hurckes’ place last fall.
And the village clerk’s position, currently held by Jane Quinlan, Oak Lawn’s only full-time elected official, is up for renewal.
What changes—if any—would you make on the dais? Does the house need cleaning or should these officials be retained?
Take our poll and tell us whom you’d vote for if the mayoral election were being held tomorrow.
Then come back and tell us in the comments if you think your current trustee is doing a good job or if a change is needed.