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Bury Announces Oak Lawn Mayoral Run

Local optometrist and long-rumored mayoral challenger Dr. Sandra Bury set to officially declare candidacy for Oak Lawn mayor at her office on Wednesday (Sept. 5).

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 drburyforoaklawnmayor@gmail.com. Her campaign website, SandraBuryforMayor.com, is expected to go live following her official declaration on Wednesday evening.

CAJ September 11, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Metarzanyoujane, I almost forgot one other thing. You wrote "nobody said that politicians run with the purest of intenstions and you can't question them". However, you previously wrote that "they are elected to part-time jobs to serve the community and make it a better place for all of us." Yes, I'd say that's a blanket statement that they all have everyone's best-interest at heart. Perhaps you should have said that a few or most "serve the community and make it a better place for all of us." But sorry, I don't believe that either.
John Zawaski September 11, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I have been busy at work and haven't followed all the news lately but I just heard that Sandy Bury is running for Mayor. Can someone who has followed this story let me know has Larry Deetjen officially endorsed her? Thanks John Zawaski
FreeContribution September 13, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Mayoral candidate Sandra Bury, I must congradulate you on a brilliant campaign move. The release of this report is basically a $500,00.00 campaign contribution to you, paid for by the Oak Lawn taxpayers. Oh yea, I know...people have the right to know, people need to know...transparency .....bla bla bla, but at the end of the day nothing changes for the taxpayer while you on the other hand have a beautiful platform to run on paid for by the Oak Lawn taxpayers. I just can't believe no one else caught on to this. And Andy before you run your mouth about me being Dave I want to tell you I HATE THEM ALL. I think it is embarrassing they way they fight and I don't trust any of them, yes Andy Including Dave. But once again Mayoral candidate Sandra Bury nicely played my friend nicely played
Amanda Walsh September 21, 2012 at 04:49 PM
She has my vote against Dave as he is an idiot!

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