Misinformation Sent to Thousands of DuPage County Voters

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‘Misinformation’ sent to thousands of DuPage voters

Chaplin Yard Signs

We have yard signs!  If you would like a sign please email us at lizchaplin1@gmail.com leave your name and address and a sign will be delivered.

You can also pick signs up at the Democratic Party Of Dupage Headquarters located at 1000 N Rohlwing RdLombard, IL

Race for District 2 on DuPage County Board is wide open

Liz Chaplin, 47, the lone Democratic candidate, lives in an unincorporated area near Downers Grove and long has been active in community issues. She works at a family-owned wire and cable company and served on the DuPage Water Commission from 2002 until 2010. While on that panel, she gained a reputation for scrutinizing the agency’s financial statements and for questioning its reliance on a countywide sales tax, which now is being phased out.
Chaplin became interested in water issues after high levels of two industrial solvents were found in wells in her neighborhood. Her work advocating for her neighborhood prompted then-DuPage County Board Chairman Robert Schillerstrom to appoint her to the commission’s board.
Chaplin said she wants to serve on the County Board to ensure that “our government serves the people and not the other way around.”
“It’s rare when you will find an individual working with a resident on a problem like contaminated water or a development that concerns them, so I think the people need somebody on their side,” she said. “It can take a lot to get officials’ attention. That’s why I’m different from my colleagues. They all get endorsements from chambers of commerce and mayors, and I’m getting endorsements from citizens.”

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Race for District 2 on DuPage County Board is wide open

Letter of Support

Hi Liz,
We have been friends for many years now, our kids grew up together. This is not the reason for the letter though, I wanted to let you know how proud I am that a person of your integrity is running for office, the side of the isle that we place our political views may not always be the same, but it is far more important sometimes to have a person in office who one believes is there to do what they believe is right and not be at the mercy of other people.
This is what I believe of you Liz; you are running to help all of us and not yourself or any special interest. If we had many more candidates of your caliber we would have a better government. So, thank you for running and being a good friend not just to me but all of us in DuPage County.
Karolle Krajewski

Letter of Support

I have had the pleasure of knowing Liz for many years.  We met when she joined the Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club.  Liz jumped in with both feet.  When a project was brought forward, Liz always said, “I can help with that!”  And help she did.
What I discovered I like most about Liz was that she was a woman of integrity.  If she said she would do something, she did it.  Liz is a very smart and insightful woman.  She is not afraid to express her opinion and ideas to better the outcome of a situation.
I have not doubt that all these qualities that make up Liz Chaplin will serve her well as she serves us local government.  I am proud to call her a friend.

Joanne Walthius
Past President
Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club
100 Women Who Care Downers Grove.

Letter of Support

I encourage all of my friends in District 2 of DuPage County (part of central DuPage County from Naperville to Elmhurst) to support my neighbor, Liz Chaplin in her run for a seat on the DuPage County Board. We need residents like her on the board to make sure our voices are heard. She is a resident like us, cares about our community and is willing to step up and make sure our best interests are served. Please support her on November 6th.
Jim Gracey

Letter of Endorsement

Dear Friends,

We know Liz from our non-partisan work with DuPage United and the DuPage Water Commission.   She was a water commissioner and a lone voice  asking tough questions about the excessive reserves and financial operations of the Water Commission and an ally as DuPage United asked similar questions.

Liz was appointed to the Water Commission after advocating on behalf of  800 homeowners in her unincorporated area of Downers Grove to get safe water when the wells in the area were contaminated. After representing those citizens in negotiations with the U.S. And Illinois EPA, the Village of Downers Grove, DuPage County and the DuPage Water Commission, safe water was brought to those residents. She also helped to secure a state grant for $700,000 to extend water mains to the North Belmont Park neighborhood.  
In her quiet friendly manor she is tough as nails and when faced with a challenge  she does not give up.  

Even though we live two blocks out of her district we want to let people we know what a great county board member she will make. Check out her campaign blog  at http://lizchaplin1.blogspot.com/   to learn more.

If you wonder if you are in district 2 ( current district 2 representatives are Michael Ledonne (R) Lombard, Patrick O’Shea  (R) Lombard, Jeff Redick  (R) Elmhurst)
check out the attached map – there have been some boundary changes.

Mary & Ron Hason

Endorsed by the Daily Herald Newspaper and the Democratic Women of DuPage County

We are please to announce the endorsement of the Daily Herald Newspaper and The Democratic Women of DuPage County.  

Below is the link to the Daily Herald endorsement:

Our endorsements for DuPage County Boardwww.dailyherald.comeditorial page items

Endorsement from the Democratic Women of DuPage County:

Thank you very much for taking the time to participate in the Democratic Women of DuPage County’s (DWDC) 2012 endorsement process.  Women’s issues need to be kept front and center during this election cycle.  We hope that you found the endorsement questionnaire thought provoking and pertinent to your campaign.

We are pleased to inform you on behalf of the DWDC Leadership Team that we have chosen to endorse you in your race.

Thank you for your willingness to serve.  We wish you luck in your race and we hope that our endorsement will be beneficial to your campaign.

Lisa Favia

DWDC Endorsement Committee Chair

Julia Beckman

President, DWDC

Laura Fletcher

President-Elect, DWDC

Elmhurst League of Women Voters Forum – October 17, 2012

This is the last candidate forum for DuPage County Board 2 race.   These forums offer a great opportunity to see the candidates in action, where they stand on the issues and what they hope to accomplish.  Hope you can join us.

Get Your Politics on in Elmhurst This Week at Debate Watching Party, Local Candidate Forum elmhurst.patch.comEarly voting begins next week.