Monday, April 15, 2013
A precinct-by-precinct breakdown of votes cast in Oak Lawn's 2013 election for village clerk.
Testament to her popularity, Jane Quinlan cruised easily into her third term as village clerk of Oak Lawn. Quinlan captured all 41 of the village’s precincts, trouncing the mayor’s slated-candidate and running mate in the clerk race, Melissa Moran. As clerk, Quinlan is a non-voting member on the village board and the village's only full-time elected official. Voters’ village-wide cast ballots for the village clerk as they do the mayor. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and follow us on Facebook. Quinlan captured 67 percent of the vote to Moran’s 33 percent, or 7,011 to 3,455. Moran fared no better than the rest of her slate mates in the Mayor’s Independence Party. Only two of Mayor Dave Heilmann’s slated trustee candidates won two …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Oak Lawn Village Clerk Jane Quinlan endorses Sandra Bury for mayor, stating, "I truly believe this is a better direction for all the residents in Oak Lawn."
With just a few days left to spare before voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Oak Lawn mayoral challenger Sandra Bury won the endorsement of incumbent village clerk Jane Quinlan. Quinlan, whose been distancing herself from the battling village board candidates, is running as an independent. She’s stayed away from the controversy that’s marked the contentious 2013 Oak Lawn elections. Over 1,800 residents, however, have already cast their votes for mayor and village trustee. Read up on all the Oak Lawn Village Board candidates in Election Central 2013. Asked why she endorsed underdog Bury so late in the game, Quinlan said she’d been thinking about it for a while. “I think Sandy could be a positive leader for Oak Lawn,” the village clerk …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Read the candidate bios and questionnaires on incumbent Jane Quinlan and challenger Missy Moran, then take the Patch village clerk election poll.
Friday, March 8, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 village clerk race pitting two-term incumbent Jane Quinlan against challenger Melissa Moran.
Jane Quinlan was elected as Oak Lawn's village clerk in 2005, then running with the now-defunct Unity Party slate. She won re-election in 2009. Quinlan is running in 2013 as an independent candidate for a third term as village clerk. She is a life-long resident of Oak Lawn growing in St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, where she still resides today. Quinlan attended St. Catherine's School and is an alumna of Mother McAuley High School. Melissa "Missy" Moran is challenging the two-term incumbent village clerk on the Mayor's Independence Party slate. She grew up on Chicago's South Side but began spending a lot of time in Oak Lawn when she was 15 to be with her high school sweetheart whom she ended up marrying. Moran teaches first grade at St…
Jane Quinlan is running as an independent for her third term as Oak Lawn Village Clerk.
Friday, March 8
Name: Jane M. Quinlan Position sought: Oak Lawn Village Clerk Municipal Clerk, the highest achievement for a Municipal Clerk. I am currently the Vice President of the South & West Municipal Clerk’s Association which brings many positives to our community. Use as much space as you need. 1. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? Why not? It’s a job that I’ve enjoyed for 8 years, especially the contact with our residents. I love being a public servant and helping people. As “Keeper of the Records, my job is to always protect the records of the Village. Transparency of Village records has always been a priority for me, when the public requests information. 2. Why do you deserve to be elected/reelected? What …
Melissa Moran is challenging the two-term incumbent for village clerk of Oak Lawn. Moran is running with the Mayor's Independence Party slate.
Friday, March 8
Name: Melissa “Missy” Moran Position sought: Village Clerk Campaign contact information: Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: Bachelor’s Degree - St. Xavier University; Master’s Degree - St. Xavier University, Two year Master Teacher course study included the role of education in society, impact on policy, understanding of relevant state standards and policies, and the significance of proper organizational skills. The skill set that I have acquired during my career as a teacher and as a member of various boards and committees will transfer well into the position of clerk as “Keeper of the Records”. As a teacher, analysis and application of state standards and policies and maintenance of records is part of my daily …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Mayor Dave Heilmann touts running mate Melissa Moran's integrity in pushing platform of development and public safety on April 2013 ticket.
Perhaps Melissa Moran’s strongest qualification as a potential member of the Oak Lawn Village Board is her experience dealing with first-grade behavior. The St. Germaine first-grade teacher made it official last week by announcing her candidacy for village in the upcoming April 2013 election, challenging popular incumbent clerk, Jane Quinlan. In a press release, Heilmann said Moran would be an asset to the village and that her integrity is beyond reproach. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. “People are very concerned about the fighting,” her running mate, the mayor said. “I believe that Melissa is a very bright individual. She is teaching children and focusing on the values you want your children to be …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Mayor Dave Heilmann's announcement of his village clerk running mate during his campaign fundraiser at the Hilton wasn't the only jaw dropping moment in a political evening full of song and dance.
In keeping with the evening’s Broadway theme, Mayor Dave Heilmann charmed the husk right off of the corn at his annual political fundraiser at the Hilton Oak Lawn last Friday. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Supporters paid $70 for dinner and a show, a bargain considering what you’d pay downtown to see the caliber of entertainment presented by the mayor, a professional actor, and his friends, which was pretty fabulous. There were so many people at the Heilmann campaign fundraiser that the Hilton temporarily ran out of bar glasses. A first-class supper buffet was offered in the twelfth-floor tower room, including beef tenderloin, a risotto bar and unlimited wine, beer and liquor. Some guests were …