- Position sought: 1st District trustee, Oak Lawn Village Board
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age: 49
- Family: Mary Ann (wife); Jenna (daughter), 15; Megan (daughter) would be 12.
- Education: Bachelor's in education, North Park University
- Occupation: Project manager for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
- Previous elected office: Trustee, for the past 12 years.
- Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: 20-year staff member for Congressman Dan Lipinski, 14 years as chief of staff; active member of numerous community programs, including St. Louis de Montfort Church and Westside Baseball. Twelve years as trustee representing the Village of Oak Lawn's 1st District.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I’ve always believed that getting involved in your community is essential to a strong community and a strong relationship with your neighborhood and the residents of that neighborhood. Whether it’s your church, the school district, the parks, whatever program interests you. The most important aspect is not to sit back and let someone else do all the work, get involved.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? Continue to work hard for the residents of the 1st District.
- What sets you apart from the other candidates, if contested? Running unopposed.
- How long have you lived in Oak Lawn? 20 years.
- What's your favorite thing about Oak Lawn? The community and the people of our Village. How they rally around and support the other members of the community during tough times.
- What is the biggest problem in Oak Lawn? Budget issues are always a concern, finding enough funding to run the Village appropriately without causing a tax burden on the residents of Oak Lawn, finding that happy medium between cuts and taxes to make the Village run efficiently. Currently the issue of our public safety and the handling of our internal issues with the different departments. The union negotiating that will be taking place this year (3 unions) and how is will affect our finances in Oak Lawn.