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Ledonne Wants to Return to DuPage County Board

Chairman Dan Cronin appointed Michael Ledonne in 2012, and he continues to support the Lombard candidate. District 2 includes the southern half of Elmhurst.

Michael Ledonne
Michael Ledonne

Former District 2 DuPage County Board member Michael Ledonne of Lombard announced he intends to return to the County Board in 2014. District 2 includes the south half of Elmhurst.

Ledonne was appointed by DuPage Chairman Dan Cronin to fill the term of board member Brien Sheahan of Elmhurst, who resigned in January 2012. Ledonne served the remainder of Sheahan's term, which expired in November 2012.

“My record on the County Board demonstrated my commitment to good government, fiscal responsibility and my passion for our community,” Ledonne said in a statement released Friday. “I believe that our efforts to consolidate and eliminate redundant forms of government within DuPage County will allow all of our residents to continue the high quality of life we currently have, and together we can make a reality of our hope that the best days of DuPage County are ahead of us.”

Cronin continues his support of Ledonne.

“I am confident Michael will provide the kind of leadership needed as we continue to provide a smarter and leaner form of government," Cronin said. "His successful background in both the public and private sector will serve him well as the board makes some tough decisions about what is best for residents.”

During his tenure on the board, the 2013 county budget was reduced by $7.3 million dollars and it held the line on property tax rates for residents.

Ledonne holds an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and is in logistics management for Sears Holdings in Hoffman Estates. He serves on advisory boards for the Village of Lombard and York Township, and is an active volunteer with St. Pius X School, Boy Scouts, and the 100 Club of DuPage, benefiting police and firefighters.

Dan September 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Is County board member Pete DiCianni running for President of the DuPage County Forest Preserves? The District 2 board seat that is up in 2014 is Commissioner DiCianni's and the Forest Preserve president isn't running for a new term.
Gary Kleppe September 23, 2013 at 09:52 AM
I'm guessing Mr. Ledonne didn't object when the county chair recently ignored all of the actual applicants for a Metra board seat to instead appoint a Republican political insider whom the voters had rejected in the last election. Good government and leadership are about more than saying "Yes, Mr. Cronin."
Jim Court October 13, 2013 at 09:05 AM
Dan, Pete is a powerful campaigner and has the ambition to run. I heard that he was running for this position but at this point I have not confirmed it.

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