Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Diane communicates well with constituents and will make sure Elmhurst government is transparent and fiscally sound.
Tuesday, March 19
For several years the American economy has been in a slump, but you wouldn’t know it by all the spending that has been going on in Elmhurst. It is time to elect a mayor who has a history, since 2007, as an alderman of the 1st Ward and knows Elmhurst politics. This person is Diane Gutenkauf. She has served on the Public Works and Buildings Committee to help improve our way of life, being especially instrumental in supporting the Safe Routes to School project by getting new sidewalks installed in her ward. I fully agree with Diane’s statement on her website, “Elmhurst needs a Mayor who will stand as an independent voice and protect the city from the back room cronyism that has wasted taxpayer dollars.” I am most impressed by her consistent…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Seven of the 18 candidates for Robert G. Kleeman’s former spot come as “highly recommended” by the DCBA.
The Judiciary Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association has issued its recommendations for candidates for the DuPage County associate judge vacancy that was left when Associate Judge Robert G. Kleeman was elevated to Circuit Judge. According to a DCBA release, the 16-attorney committee evaluates judicial candidates based upon the following criteria: The “highly recommended” candidates are: The other 11 candidates are Audrian T. Anderson, Thomas F. Downing, Kevin A. Halverson, Ann M. Lamperiello-Perez, Gregory J. Martucci, Sean M. McCumber, Stephen E. McLean, Ronald D. Menna, Jr., Kevin H. Millon, Margaret "Peggy" O'Connell and Ann Celine O'Hallaren Walsh.
Confused about who to vote for in the race for Elmhurst Park Board? See what the candidates have to say about their priorities for the Park District.
Two seats are open on the Elmhurst Park District Board in the April election. The terms of incumbents Vince Spaeth and Patricia Morissette-Moll are expiring this year, and both are hoping to be re-elected. They are being challenged, however, by newcomer Doug Ennis. Spaeth is a life-long Elmhurst resident who is finishing up his first six-year term on the Elmhurst Park Board. He works at ChemTreat, which helps its customers improve water quality and compliance with environmental regulations. Morissette-Moll has been on the Elmhurst Park Board for 18 years, is a life-long Elmhurst resident and a graduate of York High School, and she is a teacher in Elmhurst Unit District 205. Ennis has a background as an athlete, coach and outdoorsman from …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Friends for Education COD Faculty Association PAC is endorsing challengers over two incumbents; the incumbents warn of the danger of a faculty-endorsed Board.
A College of DuPage faculty political-action committee has endorsed challengers Ed Agustin and Frank Flores Jr. for the COD Board over incumbents Dave Carlin and Joe Wozniak (and other candidates Kathy Hamilton and Mike Lanners). The endorsement has become a bone of contention between the candidates, the Daily Herald reports. According to the paper, the endorsements made by Friends for Education COD Faculty Association PAC are notable, contentious and perhaps a double-edged sword in an election coming after 16 months of negotiations that led to a teachers' contract imposed on faculty without union approval last May. Both sides worked out a new deal that was unanimously approved in June. "The board is elected by the community. It's not …
Here is everything you need to know about the April 2013 race for District 205 School Board.
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…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Everything you need to know about the April 2013 races for alderman.
Seats are up for grabs in four of Elmhurst's seven wards in the April 2013 election, and three of those races include an incumbent candidate. The race for the 1st Ward, however, introduces the community to two newcomers. In the 1st Ward, five-year Elmhurst resident Marti Deuter is going up against attorney and 20-year resident MaryNic Foster. The winner of this race will take the seat of Alderman Paula Pezza, who has decided not to run for re-election. Fourth Ward incumbent Kevin York, who sits on the Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee and has been on the council since 2009, is taking on 25-year resident Mike Baker, vice president of PSI Marketing Consultants. In the 5th Ward, incumbent Chris Healy, who was …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 mayoral race: Will it be Steve Morley, Diane Gutenkauf or Mark Mulliner?
The three-way race for Elmhurst mayor includes aldermen from the 1st, 6th and 7th wards, who all say they are uniquely suited to bringing consensus to the City Council and representing taxpayers. Former Mayor Pete DiCianni resigned his post when he was elected to the DuPage County Board in District 2 last November. Mark Mulliner is currently the longest-serving alderman on Elmhurst City Council. The life-long Elmhurst resident has served Elmhurst's 7th Ward for 12 years, and he currently serves on the city's Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee. He also previously served on Elmhurst Public Library Board for six years. Steve Morley also is a life-long Elmhurst resident, and he is president of an Elmhurst business. …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
1st Ward Alderman and mayoral candidate Diane Gutenkauf answers questions from Elmhurst Patch on why she's running for mayor, her vision for Elmhurst and more.
Thursday, March 7
Campaign Information www.Diane2013.com Diane@Diane2013.com Family: Husband, Michael Hassan; stepsons, Matthew, 22, Zak, 18, and Jordan, 17 Education: Grinnell College, 1980, BA; Northern Arizona University, 1983, MA; University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, 1987, Museum Studies Certificate Occupation: Director, Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation Committee Appointments as Alderman: Former Positions: Why Are You Seeking Office? I ran for public office because I believe that being civically engaged is important and I value accessibility, transparency and accountability. These values have guided me over the six years I’ve served as alderman, and I’m running for mayor now to bring this sensibility…
7th Ward Alderman and mayoral candidate Mark Mulliner answers questions from Elmhurst Patch on why he's running for mayor, his vision for Elmhurst and more.
Thursday, March 7
Campaign Information www.mulliner4mayor.com email@example.com Family: Wife, Barb Mulliner; son, Jason Mulliner; daughter, Amanda (Mandi) Martinez; son-in-law, Juan Martinez My immediate family is not involved with any government work. I run a School Information Technology Consulting Service that works with school districts across the State of Illinois. I do not have any contracts with Elmhurst schools. Education: York High School, Northern Illinois University—B.S. Education Occupation: President, School Technology Services Civic: City of Elmhurst Elmhurst Public Library Why Are You Seeking Office? I am running for mayor because we need to restore integrity to our process. We need to truly embrace transparency and intergovernmental…
6th Ward Alderman and mayoral candidate answers questions from Elmhurst Patch on why he's running for mayor, his vision for Elmhurst and more.
Thursday, March 7
Campaign Information www.MorleyforMayor.com firstname.lastname@example.org Family: Wife, Nancy; son, Reed, 15; and daughters Jeanette, 13, and Anna, 12 Education: University of Iowa ’91- BA, Economics Occupation: President, Marketing Resources Inc., Elmhurst Why Are You Seeking Office? For me, the answer is a personal one. I grew up in Elmhurst, attended school and church here. After college, my wife and I decided to return so that we could raise our family here. Now my children attend school in Elmhurst, and I am president of an Elmhurst business. I have reaped the value of growing up and living in Elmhurst. Recognizing that benefit, I want to make sure Elmhurst is the same great place to grow up for my children, and for all future …