Curran appointed to state senate


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 22, 2017
Contact: 630-653-7200, info@dupagegop.org

GOP chairmen appoint John Curran to fill vacant state senate seat

Downers Grove, Ill.—The Republican 41st Senate District Selection Committee announced today the appointment of John Curran to the Office of State Senator for the 41st Senate District of Illinois.

“John Curran will be an excellent State Senator for the 41st District,” said DuPage County GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski. “As the Vice Chairman of the DuPage County Board, John is a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility and good government reforms, has deep roots in the community, and knows the pressing issues that southwest suburban residents face.”

After interviewing about a dozen candidates, the committee members agreed that Curran is the most qualified person to serve the remainder of Christine Radogno’s term.

“We interviewed many outstanding candidates who applied to fill this vacancy,” said Will County GOP Chairman Kathy Havel. “John’s record in support of respectful, responsible, representative government and his extraordinary commitment to constituent service was clear.”

Since 2008, Curran has served the 3rd District of the DuPage County Board where he led the effort to ban the end-of-career pension enhancements that is projected to save taxpayers $28 million. During his public service, he has pushed for transportation infrastructure development and cost-saving public employee reforms. For his professional career, he is a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney focusing on employment and labor matters. He also has municipal experience as a former trustee for the Village of Woodridge and is a current resident of Downers Grove.

The 41st Senate District is in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties. The Selection Committee consisted of Chairman Krajewski, Chairwoman Havel, Lyons Township GOP Committeewoman Christine Cook, and Lemont Township GOP Committeeman Howie Ludwig. Also present were Downers Grove Township GOP Chairman Bob Grogan, Lisle Township GOP Chairman Jay Fisher, and Homer Township Chairman Brian Burian.

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DuPage GOP and Will GOP appoint Olsen to fill vacant state rep seat


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 30, 2016
Contact: 630-653-7200, info@dupagegop.org

DuPage GOP and Will GOP appoint David Olsen
to fill vacant state representative seat

Downers Grove, Ill.—The 81st Representative District Committee, comprised of DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will GOP Chairman Kathy Havel, announced today the appointment of David Olsen to the Office of State Representative for the 81st Legislative District of Illinois.

“David is an exceptional public servant and he’ll be a great State Representative for us,” said Chairman Krajewski. “As Downers Grove Commissioner and recently as COD Trustee, David fights for taxpayers and brings people together for commonsense solutions.”

After interviewing about a half dozen candidates this morning and early afternoon, Chairman Krajewski and Chairman Havel agreed that David Olsen is the most qualified person to serve the remainder of the term. The Chairmen also appointed Olsen to take the 81st District Republican ballot position for the upcoming election.

“We interviewed many outstanding candidates who applied to fill this vacancy,” said Chairman Havel. “David’s record in support of respectful, responsible, representative government and his commitment to the communities in the district was unrivaled.”

Since 2013, Olsen has served on the Downers Grove Village Council where he promotes economic development, neighborhood engagement, and municipal transparency and accountability. And as a newly-appointed trustee of the College of DuPage, Olsen brought order to a dysfunctional board, passed a balanced budget, and enacted significant reforms for the benefit of both students and taxpayers. Olsen is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

The 81st Legislative District is in DuPage and Will Counties. The municipalities included are all or parts of Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Woodridge, Darien, Westmont, Bolingbrook, and unincorporated areas. Incumbent State Representative Ron Sandack unexpectedly resigned last Sunday.

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Krajewski and Havel to meet to fill H81 vacancy


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 26, 2016
Contact: 630-653-7200, info@dupagegop.org           

DuPage GOP and Will GOP Chairmen to meet to fill H81 vacancy

Downers Grove, Ill.—DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will GOP Chairman Kathy Havel will hold interviews of applicants wishing to serve the remainder of State Representative Ron Sandack’s term and take the Republican ballot position for the 81st Legislative District.

Applicants interested in filling the vacancies are encouraged to submit resumes to info@dupagegop.org.

In-person interviews with the chairmen of the DuPage GOP and Will GOP will be scheduled with those who submit their names by Friday, July 29th. Interviews will occur this Saturday, July 30th and are closed to the public.

All those who wish to apply must be residents of House District 81 and meet the other qualifications as prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Illinois.

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