April 6th Consolidated Election

The people elected in these Consolidated Elections make HUGE decisions which impact our lives every day. SCHOOL Boards, Library Boards, Village Boards, etc. They decide if children will be EDUCATED or INDOCTRINATED. They decide how much tax is levied for every line item on YOUR property tax bills! CHOOSE WISELY and then GET OUT AND VOTE.

Print your sample ballot:

Go to your county election website. (e.g., https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/ ) Download your sample ballot (enter your data, search, and look for a pdf link to your sample ballot). Do your research. Mark up your sample ballot and take it into the voting booth with you.

If there is a check box with a line on a race for write-in candidates you should consider them as well. For DuPage County, the list of potential write-in names can be found on https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Candidates_and_Campaigns/37053/  Be sure to spell the name exactly as it shows on the listing including the middle initial if one exists. Close is not good enough for election counting.

What I want from my Local Government (I hope you agree):

  • safe neighborhoods,
  • good schools,
  • affordable taxes, and
  • reliable, efficient local government services.

with this in mind I am posting my picks and few that have been given to me by reliable friends.

I suggest you find your sample ballot, and do your own research as well.

I have already posted some of my picks here.  I will post more from friends as I receive them.

CUSD 200 School Board Candidates – Found on FaceBook

We found an endorsement on Susan  Booton’s Facebook page for the four Union-pick-their-own-boss candidates, followed by a very partisan attack against the slate of candidates who want to open the schools full-time for in-class education.  She writes “By accepting this partisan endorsement for a non-partisan position, this slate of candidates demonstrate that they embrace…” I wonder, is Ms. Booton really that unaware of her own partisan actions?

How many of you think it is “fair” that we are paying FULL-Taxes for public schools that are providing only part-time education?  How many students are falling behind?  Why isn’t the district pushing back against un-funded state mandates, and changes to curriculum that are politicizing education while leaving less precious class time for  the basics like Reading, Writing & Arithmetic?  It is time to pay attention, & VOTE!

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“Clean Slate” endorses two for COD

Six years ago, you helped elect the “Clean Slate”, to bring some sorely needed reform to the College of DuPage, which was suffering under some very difficult times. We accomplished a lot over the past 6 years, instituting many policy changes including adopting the recommendations from the State Auditor General and returned the College of DuPage to full accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

Now, all three of us, Deanne Mazzochi, Frank Napolitano and Charles Bernstein are endorsing two candidates to provide continuity to the exceptional progress the college achieved over our term of 6 years; Heidi Holan and Andrew Manno. Together Heidi and Andrew will continue these reforms and best practices, focus on Student Success, and defend the Taxpayer’s dollars that the institution is entrusted with.

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CUSD 200 candidates

We searched the internet for what the Wheaton-Warrenville CUSD 200 School Board Candidates are saying about themselves.

Kevin Nickell, Angela L. Blatner, Michael Evans, & Amanda J. Spans

Steven E. Gross

Mary Yeboah

Anjali Bharadwa

CUSD 200 candidates for 2021 School Board are:

You can find the list of candidates for School Districts in DuPage by Clicking on the unofficial candidate list for April 6, 2021 on


There are 10 candidates running for four seats on the Wheatn-Warrenville School Board:

Brad Paulsen (incumbent)
Rob Hanlon (incumbent)
Angela L. Blatner,
Michael Evans,
Amanda J. Spans,
Mary Yeboah, (ran in 2019 as well)
Anjali Bharadwa,
Steven E. Gross
Tom Paulsen, (not related to Brad Paulsen)

Kevin Nickell (added to blog 2/9/2021 – Sorry I missed him on the original post)

As we find information about each of these candidates it will be posted.