Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Endorsements for the STL Candidates are Pouring In!

The Support the Library Carol Stream candidates are proud to announce that all of the following people have endorsed them as library trustee candidates, and we hope to add many more names in the weeks ahead. Of special note is the fact that this list contains several people who have played a direct role in the development and growth of our library as former and current library trustees as well as a highly respected Library Director who devoted 41 years of her life to the library. Also included are several current and former village trustees, recipients of the Carol Stream Citizen of the Year awards, and representatives from other village agencies such as the Park District. These are all respected citizens who care deeply about the future of Carol Stream, and the fact that they endorse all five of the STL candidates clearly sets our group apart from our opponents who offer nothing but bitter and deplorable campaign tactics.

We are deeply grateful for the support of all of these respected Carol Stream citizens:

Lynn O'Dell-Library Director 1964-2005. 53 year resident of Carol Stream
Mary Hudspeath- Library Trustee, Citizen of the Year nominee, 2012
Barb Siegman- Former Library Trustee, President, Friends of the Library
Dr. Jeffrey Handel,DDS- Former Library Trustee, Carol Stream business owner
Robert Ranck- Former Library Trustee
Laura Pollastrini- Former Library Trustee, 35 Year Carol Stream resident
Laurie Nowak - DuPage County Board Member District 6.
Rick Gieser- Former Carol Stream Village Board Trustee; Citizen of the Year, 2011
Matt McCarthy- Current Carol Stream Village Trustee
Pamela Fenner- Current Carol Stream Village Trustee
Greg Schwarze- Carol Stream Fire Department, Current Village Trustee
Rick Fisher- Carol Stream Fire Protection District
Brian Jordan- Carol Stream Fire Protection District Commissioner
Arnie Biondo- Executive Director, Carol Stream Park District
Nancy Biondo- OT Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Robert A. McNees- Attorney, Citizen of the Year, 1987 

Jan Smith-Former Library Trustee, Special Citizen of the Year, 1972
Larry and Sue Evans- Owners, Graphic Vision, Inc. Carol Stream , 34 year residents 

Cindy Allston- Carol Stream resident and 2002 Citizen of the Year
Lila Birchfield- Glenbard North teacher, (retired)
Dr. David Akbar Gilliam- DePaul University Professor
Solomon D. Gilliam- Attorney at Law
Jane Glenn- Carol Stream Realtor
Mary Douglas- 28 year Carol Stream resident.
Nancy Bagdonas- Carol Stream Resident and 2012 Citizen of the Year nominee

Jane Hodgkinson-Retired Executive Director of WDSRA 

Suzanne J. Carlstadt-33 year Carol Stream resident, member Cool City Carol Stream

Luanne Triolo Newman- Citizen of the Year, 1992; Special Citizen of the Year, 2006
Joan G. Lapish- 16 year Carol Stream resident
Liz Bryers-15 year resident, Special Citizen of the Year, 2008
Bob Barrell - Former Library Trustee, 43 year resident
Ginny Goldbach- Special Citizen of the Year, 1995
Don Depa- Long-time Resident, Glenbard North Teacher
Maria Depa- Long-time resident, Special Citizen of the Year, 2007
Dick Wilson- Citizen of the Year, 1991, Special Citizen of the Year, 1994
Del Miller- President, Carol Stream Fire Protection District
Judy Zika- Citizen of the Year, 1999, Special Citizen of the Year, 2004
Darrel Malcom- Executive Director, Kids Against Hunger; Pastor, Poplar Creek Church
Suzanne Hlotke- 33 year Carol Stream resident
Dan Bird- Carol Stream Park District Commissioner


  1. I'd like to add my endorsement of this slate of candidates. I believe they are the best choice for the Carol Stream Library Board of Trustees. I am a 15 year resident of Carol Stream, 2008 Carol Stream Special Citizen of the Year, and a current (since 2007) Carol Stream Public Library employee. I urge all of my Carol Stream friends to get out and vote in this election - and vote for these candidates!

    Liz Bryers

  2. Liz--Thanks for the message and for allowing us to add your name to the growing list of endorsements for this outstanding group of candidates. We appreciate your support and your help in encouraging all residents who care about our library to vote for all five STL candidates!

  3. Thank you, Liz. The STL candidates and committee thank you for all your support. We will make you proud! -Nadia Sheikh

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