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College of DuPage (COD) Candidates (April 7, 2015 Election)

COD has 12 candidates for 3 Trustee positions.  It has been all over the news recently!

Background

The Wikipedia entry for College of DuPage has an excellent summary of COD including events of the last year.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_of_DuPage

Three candidates are running together as the “clean slate” – Charles Bernstein, Frank Napolitano and Deanne Mazzochi.  They have been endorsed by Kathy Hamilton – the one current trustee who has voted “no” to the $763,000 Golden Parachute – the one trustee that the Chicago tribune did not list when they wrote “Board Chairwoman Erin Birt, co-Vice Chairman Joseph Wozniak, Dianne McGuire, Kim Savage, Nancy Svoboda, Allison O’Donnell, it’s time to resign.” Chicago Tribune

 

Candidates (in ballot order):

Nancy Svoboda

 

Sandra M. Pihos

 

Matt Gambs

 

Kim Savage

 

Claire Ball

 

Charles Bernstein

 

Frank Napolitano

 

Deanne Marie Mazzochi

 

Roger J. Kempa

 

Joseph M. “Joe” Wozniak

 

David “Dave” Carlin

 

Dan Bailey

http://www.turndupageblue.com/who.php

Dan Bailey Ran for office multiple times as a Democrat and an elected committeeman of Milton 64 since 1992 acting since 88. Former union local president, BLE Division 184 (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Division 184, founding president.) 

 

Runing as the “Clean Slate”

 

Endorsements:

Board member [Kathy Hamilton] endorses College of DuPage candidates running as slate  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/news/ct-gle-cod-election-slate-tl-0226-20150223-story.html

 

Former congressman Joe Walsh also endorsed Charles Bernstein, Frank Napolitano and Deanne Marie Mazzochi

 

Dr. Darlene Ruscitti. DuPage GOP Chairman sent an email to all DuPage GOP precinct committeemen:

“…As an educator, a university trustee, and DuPage GOP Chairman, I encourage you to join me in voting for Sandy Pihos, Matt Gambs, and Deanne Mazzochi for College of DuPage (COD) Trustees on April 7th, Election Day. They have the best shot at winning and beating the incumbent and Democratic candidates…”

Illinois Review: Robling: DuPage GOP Fails Reform Test At Community College http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2015/03/robling-dupage-gop-fails-reform-test-at-community-college.html

 

Daily Herald: endorsed Matt Gambs, Deanne Mazzochi and Sandra Pihos http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150321/discuss/150329738/

 

COD faculty association posted on their facebook page:

“The Daily Herald has posted its endorsements. We agree on 2 of the 3. As would be expected, we believe in voters doing their own research, think before you vote, but VOTE. We are recommending that you vote for Sandy Pihos, Deanne Mazzochi, and Dan Bailey. A truly non-partisan selection of candidates who will have to form a coalition to move CoD forward with a college driven agenda.”

 

The Courier [COD student newspaper] editorial board endorses former state Rep. Sandra Pihos, attorney Deanne Mazzochi and businessman Matt Gambs. http://codcourier.org/2311/opinion/our-endorsements-for-the-board-of-trustees/

 

COD Follow-Up: Pihos Now On Democrats’ Literature For COD Election  Illinois Review

 

COD in the news

A web search will find  many articles.  Here are a few of the better ones:

 

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