Monday, April 8, 2013
Joe Sorrentino asks that voters remember him as an independent candidate for Dist. 6 trustee when they go to the polling booth on Tuesday, April 9.
By JOE SORRENTINO This is a critical time for our Village, a time when our community finds itself confronted by challenges and problems; challenges which can be met and problems capable of being overcome if we pull together and work for a better tomorrow. Regardless of our political leanings, it is imperative that we exercise our right to vote and have our voices heard. In these closing hours before our election, I respectfully ask you to consider the following. THE ELECTION OF 2013 AND WHAT PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER People will likely remember many things about this election. I hope the voters take from my candidacy that I was a TRUE INDEPENDENT; independent in thought, independent of party affiliation, independent of corporate sponsorship…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Botched Mayoral Debate Ends in Bizarre Fight at VFW. Time for Oak Lawn to wake up, Oak Lawn Dist. 6 candidate Joe Sorrentno says.
By JOSPEH SORRENTINO Sadly Oak Lawn, we are the real losers here. Something happened in Oak Lawn the other day. It was an event that underscores exactly what Oak Lawn has a reputation for both within and outside the village. It was an example of bizarre and ridiculous theatrics. It highlighted the fact that the two existing political parties cannot coordinate anything effectively between them; even when they both adamantly claim it is absolutely in the best interest of Oak Lawn to successfully agree on any particular issue. It ended as an all-time herculean fail, with mayoral candidates yelling embarrassing remarks and swearing. Question: What was the event? Answer: A typical Oak Lawn Village board meeting And you probably thought it …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Oak Lawn Village Board Trustee candidate Joe Sorrentino offers up another fireside chat on his candidacy for Dist. 6 trustee.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Oak Lawn Village Trustee candidate Joe Sorrentino offers a side-by-side comparison of himself and the other sixth district village board candidates.
Thursday, March 28
By JOSEPH SORRENTINO I believe a trustee must be an effective communicator in addition to being the best qualified. Sometimes this includes presenting a simple summary to residents. The ability to work through a large volume of information and to organize and present clear and concise facts in an unbiased format is critical. This not only assists in educating residents on the issues; it also best prepares them to draw their own conclusions. Those conclusions then become the feedback to the trustee to effectively represent the voice of the people in the district. The Patch did an amazing job in gathering a large amount of pertinent information and I would encourage everyone to read all responses to each candidate question. However, in …
Friday, March 8, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 village board race with three challengers vying for Dist. 6 trustee, including Mike Carberry, Carol Sheahan and Joseph Sorrentino.
Mike Carberry is making his first run for the village board as Dist. 6 trustee, running with the Oak Lawn First Party. Carberry faces two other challengers for the sixth district seat after Trustee Tom Phelan opted not to run for a third term. Carberry is a lifelong resident of Oak Lawn's sixth district in St. Catherine of Alexandria's parish. He is a former Illinois state representative (36th District) and presently serves as the deputy director of Facilities Management for Cook County. He and wife, Michele, are the parents of three children. Carol Sheahan is running for Dist. 6 trustee on the Oak Lawn Village Board with the Mayor's Independence Party slate. She is a lifelong resident of Oak Lawn and a graduate of H.L. Richards High …
Mike Carberry is running for his first term on the Oak Lawn Village Board. He faces two challengers.
Name: Mike Carberry Position sought: 6th District Trustee Campaign contact information: Use as much space as you need. 1. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? To bring an end to all the dysfunction and dishonesty that has become common on the Board. 2. Why do you deserve to be elected? What sets you apart from the other candidate(s)? I am a life-long resident of the 6th District and I care deeply about this community. My work experience and previous work in government will make me an effective voice for the 6th District. 3. What are the three issues in the village that you feel need to be addressed right away? Why are these issues important? 4. Give one example of how you would work with an adversarial village …
Carol Sheahan is running for her first term as Dist. 6 trustee for the Oak Lawn Village Board. Sheahan is running with the Mayor's Independence Party slate.
Friday, March 8
Name: Carol Sheahan Position sought: Trustee, 6th District, Village of Oak Lawn Campaign contact information: ● Campaign office address: 9632 S Cicero Ave. ● Website: MIPoaklawn.com ● Facebook: facebook.com/mayorsindependenceparty ● E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org ● Campaign phone:708-229-0060 ● Age: 42 ● Family: Jim (47), Molly (8), Annie (7), Katie (7) ● Time living in Oak Lawn: Lifelong ● Education: BA - Journalism/Advertising ● Political party affiliation, if any: Non-partisan election ● Previous elected offices (if applicable): N/A ● Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: Sales Manager-Coca-Cola Enterprises; Direct Sales Account Manager - Jays Potato…
Joseph Sorrentino is running for his first term on the Oak Lawn Village Board.
Friday, March 8
Name: Joseph Sorrentino Position sought: Trustee District #6 Campaign contact information: Use as much space as you need: 1. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? Oak Lawn is a great place to live and raise a family. I love this community, believe I have made sincere contributions, have deep roots here and plan to continue long into the future. I am running for office because it is clear that our village government is broken and needs immediate attention. We are at a critical stage of unrest. I am certain I can lend insight and expertise to getting our village back on track to becoming a suburban leader rather than a community known for its divisive political battles. I have a proven track record of civil board …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Joe Sorrentino announces his candidate for the sixth district seat on the Oak Lawn Village Board. Says change in village leadership is long overdue.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
By JOSEPH SORRENTINO Hello, my name is Joseph Sorrentino and I would like to announce that I am running as a candidate for Oak Lawn Village Trustee in District 6. As many District 6 residents have urged me, it is once and for all, time for a change in our village government. I am sure you are aware that almost every village board meeting is dominated by accusations and disruptive behavior between the two major political groups. It is not a healthy debate; it is an endless, counter-productive distraction which is NOT in the best interest of the residents. I’d suggest that you tune into the village channel any day of the week to view the board meetings (Comcast - Ch4; AT&T Uverse-Ch99) at 9:30AM, 1:30PM or 7:30PM. Judge for yourself …