Editor’s note: The following information was submitted by Susan Birkenmaier, Ed.D., Superintendent of Lemont-Bromberek CSD113A. School board seats up for election April 9 are currently occupied by Kevin Doherty, Karen Siston and Lisa Wright.
Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013 school board election in Lemont-Bromberek CSD113A are now available. Packets with forms may be picked up in the office of the board secretary at 16100 127th Street, Lemont, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The first day candidates may circulate nominating petitions for signatures is Sept. 25, 2012.
A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012 and no later than 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary’s office. If simultaneous filing occurs, a lottery will be held to determine ballot position.
Three seats on the seven-member board of education will be filled on April 9, 2013. Candidates elected will serve four-year terms expiring in April, 2017.
To be eligible to serve, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Elections are nonpartisan and board candidates do not indicate a political party affiliation. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict-of-interest limitations set forth in state law.
Nominating papers may be filed by the candidate in person, by mail or by an agent. They consist of the following:
1) Nominating petitions signed by a least 50 voters residing within the district. Petitions must be securely bound together with pages numbered consecutively, and each page must carry the notarized signature of the petition circulator.
2) Statement of candidacy, which includes a request that the candidate’s name be placed on the official ballot, the address of the candidate, the office sought, and a statement that the candidate is qualified for the office and has filed (or will file before the close of the petition filing period) a statement of economic interests as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.
3) A receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has filed the statement of economic interests as noted above.
4) A loyalty oath, which is optional. A candidate may choose to file it or not.
Other important dates for candidates are:
- Wednesday, January 2, 2013: last day for filing objections to a candidate’s nominating papers in the office of the board secretary.
- Wednesday, January 2, 2013: last day for a candidate to withdraw from nomination.
Further information on becoming a candidate in the April 9 board election may be obtained by contacting Sandra Larek, Lemont-Bromberek CSD113A, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 630/257-2286 ext. 4604.
This public notice was submitted by: Susan Birkenmaier, Ed.D., Superintendent, Lemont-Bromberek CSD113A, 16100 127th St., Lemont, Illinois 60439.