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 …
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 …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Oak Lawn Village Clerk Jane Quinlan launches 2013 campaign for third term as independent.
Continuing her campaign theme from the old Unity Party days—‘Sentimental Journey’—lifelong Oak Lawn resident and popular village clerk Jane Quinlan announced her reelection bid for a third term in 2013. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Introduced by friend and campaign manager Jimmy Richards, Quinlan was lauded for being a loyal friend and dedicated public servant. “Like everyone else in this room I’m just very simply a friend of Jane Quinlan’s,” Richards told an SRO audience at Palermo’s on Wednesday. “Jane is the same person that we all know and that I know today as she was eight years ago when I first met her.” Quinlan’s first order of business was to seek the owner of a lost pair of eyeglasses that…