Three seats are open on the Elmhurst Unit District 205 School Board, and one incumbent and three newcomers are all hoping to fill them. Susan DeRonne and Maria Hirsch, whose terms expire this year, have decided not to run for re-election.
Joining incumbent Jim Collins on the ballot are newcomers Alan Brinkmeier, Emily Bastedo and Margaret Harrell.
Collins, managing director at Wells Fargo Securities, is a life-long resident of Elmhurst and attended Field School, Immaculate Conception, Sandburg and York. He was elected to the School Board in 2009, and currently serves as its president.
Alan Brinkmeier, an attorney, is a 40-year resident of Elmhurst. He serves on the Elmhurst College Board of Directors and the Elmhurst Zoning Commission, and is president of the Elmhurst Swim Team, among his many other local volunteer affiliations.
Emily Bastedo, a resident of Elmhurst for five years, practiced public finance law for a large financial services law firm in Chicago. Most of her time was spent serving as bond counsel to Illinois school districts. She will have children in Elmhurst schools until 2027.
Margaret Harrell, PhD, is a program analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has volunteered her time with EEPRT (Elmhurst Educational Process Review Technique) in 2009/2010 and the Superintendent’s Community Advisory Committee in 2012/2013.
Early voting begins March 25, and Election Day is April 9. Click on the links below to read biographical information and School Board candidates' answers to Elmhurst Patch questionnaires.
- Objections Filed Against Two Candidates Seeking Seats on Elmhurst District 205 School Board
- Darlene Heslop Withdraws Her Challenge to School Board Candidates' Nominating Papers
- School Board Candidate Explains the Now-moot Petition Challenge He and Fellow Candidate Faced
- UPDATE: Amid Difficult Budget Realities, District 205 Parents Launch Petition to Fight New School Start Times
- District 205 Refinances Another $6.5 Million in Debt
- UPDATE: Idea of Adjusting to a New School Start Time Next Year Has Some Parents on Edge
MORE LOCAL ELECTION COVERAGE ON PATCH
Elmhurst District 205 News: Catch up on the actions of the Elmhurst District 205 School Board before you vote.
Election 2013: Chronological feed of every election-related post on Elmhurst Patch.
Elmhurst Election Central: A guide to every race that affects residents of Elmhurst, as well as links to voter information
LINKS TO OTHER LOCAL ELECTION COVERAGE
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