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Candidates File for Oswego April Elections

There are open seats on the Oswego Village Board, Oswego 308 School Board, Oswegoland Park District Board and the Oswego Public Library District Board.

Oswego voters will have a selection of candidates to vote for in the Oswego April elections. 

Check out to see who has filed and will be on the ballot in April.

Village of Oswego – Board

Three trustee seats are available for four-year terms.

  • Scott Finkenbinder of the 200 block of Catherine Court
  • Ryan Kauffman of the 200 block of Devoe Drive
  • Jeff Lawson of the 600 block of Manhattan Circle
  • Pam Parr of the 0-99 block of Sherwick Road
  • Scott Volpe of the 500 block of Lichtfield Way
  • Judy Sollinger of the 100 block of E. Jefferson Street
  • Kenneth P. Duda of the 500 block of Parkview Court

Oswego 308 – School Board

Four board seats are available for four-year terms (one seat must be filled from an unincorporated area).

  • Danielle Paul of the 2400 block Avalon Court, Aurora
  • Eva Renee Powers of the 500 block of Springbrook Trail North
  • Michael G. McDowell of the 0-99 block of Afton Drive, Montgomery
  • Matthew Bauman of the 2900 block of Manchester Drive, Montgomery
  • Gregory G. O'Neil of the 5400 block of Half Round Road
  • Bradley Schulz of the 2300 block of Shenandoah Drive, Aurora
  • Jill Ko of the 1700 block of Delta Drive, Aurora

Oswegoland Park District – Board

One seat is available for a six-year term.

  • Alvin P. “Phil” Smith
  • Roy R. White

At this time the Park District has said it is has not yet made a final decision on moving forward with fillng the empty seat left by Leonard Wass's resignation from the park board. 

Oswego Public Library District – Board

Four seats are available for four-year terms. 
The list below is for all who have submitted petitions to be on the ballot.

  • Vernita Hettrich of the 2300 block of Wooly Road
  • Kandi Ream of the 500 block of Lakeview
  • Terry Tamblyn of the 2000 block of Route 25
  • Craig Weber of the 500 block of Sudbury Circle
  • Evelyn Givens of the 500 block of Lincoln Station Drive.

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David Edelman January 02, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Time for some changes on these boards, especially the school and village. We have been standing in place far too long and need a new, more aggressive forward thinking approach. I hope the patch and other local media can do detailed stories on where these people stand on the issues in the coming weeks. I also hope that many more people vote than they normally do in local elections which is usually very low. After all, these are the people who directly affect what is going on where you live.
JimmyJ January 02, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Question on the school board. One seat must be filled from the unincorporated area. It looks like only one candidate is from such an area so is he automatically seated even if he comes in last in the vote tally?
Natalie Stevens (Editor) January 02, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Hi Jimmy, I believe I can answer that. For this year's election, the answer to your question is "yes," that if there is only one unincorporated seat running and s/he gets the lowest votes, they are still elected. The School Board is working to put a motion on the ballot to change the way that process would work in coming elections. I'm checking now and will hopefully know in a little bit which candidates are running out of unincorporated areas - I believe there is at least more than one for this election.
mike ellison January 02, 2013 at 09:34 PM
How nice that the OPD Board still hasn't figured out how to handle the vacancy created when Len Wass resigned. That should tell you all you need to know about the people who are presently on the Board.
Jane Enviere January 02, 2013 at 10:26 PM
I'll never understand why people do not vote each and every time there is an opportunity. That's part of the reason my children have come to the polls with us since birth. They need to understand it's a responsibility that should be taken seriously. Regardless of one's opinion on the issues, I hope we have representation that is respectful and not hostile. That seems to be a common problem around here and from what I've seen from comments made by people with different views, could be an issue with some of the above races. There's just way too much hostility in this area. There's a difference between coming across as passionate about your views and presenting yourself as hostile and angry.
Oswegosmarts January 03, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Good old boys are putting one of their horses in the ring for village board. Hand picked Fire Commisioner Duda.
Budd Bieber February 04, 2013 at 02:34 PM
And just who are those good old boys? I thought it was "good ol' boys".
Jane Enviere February 04, 2013 at 05:50 PM
@ Budd Bieber - maybe it's both! lol

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