Meet the Candidates: Bolingbrook April Election 2013

See who's running for the Valley View school board, Village of Bolingbrook trustees, DuPage Township positions and more.

Bolingbrook Patch wants to make sure you have all the information you need when you head to the polls on April 9. Stay tuned for more coverage in the weeks leading up to the election.


  • Sample ballot: To see your sample ballot, visit the Will County Clerk’s website and type your address into the precinct finder.
  • Polling locations: You can also find your polling place in the precinct finder.
  • Early voting: Early voting is from March 25 and April 6.


(All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.) 

Valley View School District 365U

  • Tonia Young Barr
  • Ronnie Bull (incumbent)
  • Elizabeth Campbell (incumbent)
  • Daniel Falese
  • Chrystal Hansen (incumbent)
  • Jaime Olson
  • Sinatra Strong
  • Deborah Sykora

Village of Bolingbrook Officials


  • Roger Claar (First Party slate, incumbent)


  • Carol Penning (First Party slate, incumbent)

Village of Bolingbrook Trustees

  • Tim Dombrow 
  • Mike Lawler (First Party slate, incumbent)
  • Joseph Morelli (First Party slate, incumbent) 
  • Maria Zarate (First Party slate)

Fountaindale Public Library

  • Margaret J. (Peggy) Danhof (incumbent) 
  • Jonathan Sallee
  • Kathryn J. Spindel (incumbent) 

Bolingbrook Park District

  • Denise Allen
  • Melissa McCloud
  • Ken McConnaughay

DuPage Township 


  • William Mayer (incumbent, Republican)
  • Barbara Osborne (Democrat) 


  • Patricia Mayoral Stach (incumbent, Republican) 


  • John E. Randall (incumbent, Republican)


  • Pattie McCartan Holloway (Republican)


  • Alyssia Benford (incumbent, Republican) 
  • Ken "Smokey" Burgess (Republican)
  • Jacqueline Clisham (Democrat) 
  • Melvin Holmes Sr. (Democrat)
  • Maripat Oliver (Republican)
  • John Seale (Democrat) 
  • Shirley Valevicius (Democrat, current Collector) 
  • Sheldon Watts (incumbent, Republican)
neighbor January 18, 2013 at 11:06 PM
I'm not sure where you get your "facts" from, but LIz Campbell did not vote against the payment and Hansen wasn't even at the meeting. "School Board Members Venegas, Quigley, Gougis and Ronnie Bull voted in favor of the contract amendment. Campbell abstained from voting. Board Members Jim Curran and Chrystal Hansen were absent from the meeting. "
Rhonda January 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM
...ohhh, now this is getting good... These are the facts, El Chumpo. Liz Campbell asked to have the vote placed on hold until the issue could be discussed in more detail. She was out voted by Claar's Crew (The First Party - Squigley, Gogilis, Bull and Venegas). Hansen was conveniently absent from the vote. And failed to ever publicly take a stand. Now remember, she's also a member of Claar's Crew (The First Party). Why would she ever vote any different. Curran had a legitimate reason for not being there. Although his position on that $67k windfall is public. ...I love this..
neighbor January 18, 2013 at 11:31 PM
You can ass-ume all you want but the FACT (you like facts don't you?) remains that she did not vote against. Now you're the judge to decide what a "good" reason is for not attending a meeting. Look in the mirror to see who's trying to be a dictator!
Bob Jonas January 20, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Rhonda, were you in attendance at he meeting when this vote and discussion took place or are you just going off the minutes and hearsay?
Tonia January 29, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Hello VOTERS.....if your looking for change, someone who speaks up against injustice, a voice for the people, experience in negotating with government and unions and has the best intetest of our children, then vote or Tonia Young-Barr, along with Liz we will see a positive change that the people expecy


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