Dr. Sandra Bury announced that she would officially declare her candidacy for Oak Lawn mayor at her office on Wednesday evening.
Bury will kick off her campaign at her practice, at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 5). All are welcome.
Long rumored as a possible challenger to Mayor Dave Heilmann, Bury is a local optometrist and business owner. She has lived in the village since 1979, when her family moved to Oak Lawn from the Marquette Park neighborhood.
According to a campaign press release, Bury has served on the board of the since 1997. Her civic projects include spearheading fundraising for the , and also led the controversial charge to
“Oak Lawn needs a collaborative leader, someone who works with people, and someone who always puts Oak Lawn’s interests ahead of their own,” Bury said in her press release. “I see great and unrealized potential for our village, but only if we find a way to work together and move the community forward.”
Bury belongs to several professional organizations and currently serves as president of the Illinois Optometric Association. Bury is also the past-president of the international group VOSH (Volunteer Optometrist Services for Humanity), which offers free eye care and eyeglasses to citizens in developing countries.
The consolidated election is on April 9, 2013. Terms are up for renewal for the mayor, village clerk and the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th district trustee seats on the Oak Lawn Village Board.
For more information about Dr. Sandra Bury, contact her campaign office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her campaign website, SandraBuryforMayor.com, is expected to go live following her official declaration on Wednesday evening.