There are four candidates running for three seats on the Wheaton Park District Board of Commissioners.
2013 Municipal Elections
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
It's election day. Do you know who's on the ballot?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Grandparent of two Jefferson Early Childhood Center students writes in support of the referendum before the April 9 election. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@Patch.com.
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ------------- As the grandparent of two Jefferson students, I wholeheartedly support the Jefferson Referendum and ask you to vote YES for Jefferson on April 9th. A couple weeks ago I attended Grandparents Day at Jefferson. It was evident to me how much the staff cares about the success and well-being of their students. They truly make do with what they've got. Even without the grandparents in the classrooms, it is very difficult for the students and staff to maneuver in such tight quarters…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Wheaton City Council candidate Ted Rodgers responds to Patch with feedback on consultants' work with the city to create a strategic plan for downtown Wheaton.
The City of Wheaton is in the middle of the process of establishing long-term strategic and streetscape plans for downtown Wheaton with consulting firm Design Workshop. Consultants have studied the ins and outs of the downtown area, presented its ideas to the community and asked for feedback through online surveys and keypad polling. With the potential of having a new face on City Council and a new set of opinions on the plan, we asked candidates what they think so far. Patch asked: What do you think of consultant Design Workshop's presentations and ideas for downtown Wheaton? What are the best things that have come out of their work with the city? What could be better? And why? Ted Rodgers answered: "It was encouraging to see that Design…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Patch has your guide to the 2013 municipal election in Wheaton.
There are five Wheaton City Council seats up for election this year, including an At-Large position. The only contested race is in Wheaton's North District, with four candidates running for incumbent Phil Suess's seat. The races for the At-Large seat and seats in the East, West and South districts are uncontested. Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. When we get closer to the days when you can cast a ballot, we'll post links to more biographical and issue-based information about the candidates. Unopposed Candidate Bios North District Interesting stories relevant to the April 2013 election: Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of Wheaton. You'll be subscribed to the free daily …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
As the 2013 municipal election approaches, we will accept and publish letters to the editor sent to Charlotte@patch.com.
With the 2013 municipal elections approaching, we invite readers to submit their letters to the editor. Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. Look for our Wheaton Election Central page next week to read about your City Council, school board and park district board candidates.
Friday, January 11, 2013
More than 20 residents spoke out on plans to rebuild Jefferson Early Childhood Center before a vote at Wednesday's Board of Education meeting to put a referendum question on the project on the April election ballot.
A $17.6 million bond issuance for a new Jefferson Early Childhood Center could cost taxpayers more—if voters decide it’s worth it in the April election. Critics of the Jefferson project question unknown costs, such as a need for more staff to accommodate a larger student population. Supporters said Wednesday that they’re OK with spending their money on education. Some will spend outside their means to stay in District 200. The District 200 Board of Education on Wednesday approved a referendum question for the April election ballot, asking taxpayers if the district should rebuild the outdated school with $17.6 million in bonds—which would equate to about $19 to $51 more on residents’ tax bills each year for people in homes worth $200,…