Naperville Township – General Election 2020

OfficeName / PhotoWebsite / EmailCandidate Comments
PresidentJoe Biden
  • Experience as 2-term former VP and 7 terms serving as a US Senator
  • Supports a Medicare-like, government "public option" health care plan available to all working-age Americans while keeping the private insurance option.
  • Proposes a decade-long $1.7T public investment, achieving a carbon-neutral US economy by 2050
US SenateDick Durbin
US Congress, IL-06Sean Casten
  • Sean Casten is an entrepreneur and scientist by training and now represents IL-06
  • Sean's top priority is combating the climate crisis and protecting our
  • Accessible member of the community, who actively takes time to learn from and listen to constituents
US Congress, IL-11Bill Foster
  • The only Ph.D. Physicist in Congress; Secured increased funding for scientific research, including cost-effective methods to combat climate change worldwide.
  • Voted for and will fight for a public option so all Americans have
    access to affordable healthcare
  • Will continue to support Democrats nationwide and locally so we win everywhere.
IL State Senate 25Karina Villa
  • Current IL State Rep for 49th district, school social worker, school board member
  • Will continue to work to build a stronger Illinois with affordable healthcare, enhancing worker's rights and benefits, and high quality education pre-K through college and vocational skills obtainable for all
  • Uses her professional background, leadership and life experience to collaborate through compassionate conversation, and passionately represent her constituents
IL State Rep 41Janet Yang Rohr
  • Business leader, mom, and school board member with record of delivering results in private and public sectors.
  • Working to help middle-class families succeed, with property tax relief and economic growth opportunities.
  • Investing for the community’s future with a focus on supporting education, green initiatives, and healthcare rights.
IL State Rep 49Maura Hirshauer
  • Educator, activist, and community organizer. President of Batavia Mothers Club Foundation, founding member of Kane and Kendall County Moms Demand Action.
  • Fiscally responsible leader who will fight for high quality education and services, common sense gun legislation, and access to affordable, quality healthcare for all.
  • Resides in Batavia with her husband and three children
IL State Rep 84Stephanie Kifowit
  • As a veteran of the U.S. Marines, she fights to provide our returning servicemen with essential services.
  • Voted to support our schools during the Covid crisis with remote learning accomodations.
  • Kifowit will work on a property tax reduction bill during the fall 2020 Veto session.
AuditorBill White
  • Leadership experience in local government and advocacy skills to hold county officials accountable to be transparent, efficient, and genuinely responsive to our community
  • Will be a vigilant watchdog who will fight for good government without being the enemy of government
Clerk of the Circuit CourtCandice Adams
  • I am a practicing attorney overseeing one of three departments at the firm
  • I have managed teams of more than 100 people with multimillion dollar budgets
  • If elect, I will modernize our systems and will make resources more accessible through community outreach initiatives
CoronerGreg Whalen
  • Values accountability to ensure compassionate, dignified, and unbiased death investigations.
  • Will strive to avoid misinformation or breakdowns in trust with the use of effective communication.
  • Promises transparency by making operational and financial information of the Coroner’s Office public.
RecorderKathy Carrier
  • Community activist and volunteer with YWCA Metro DuPage and DuPage P.A.D.S.
  • Fifteen years experience in the residential building industry and real estate training.
  • Former Chair of the Wayne Township Democratic Organization.
Circuit Court Judge (Sutter)Jill Otte
  • Illinois Attorney General's Office; Chief, Workers' Compensation Bureau, supervising 16 lawyers and 3700 cases
  • Tried hundreds of cases as both criminal prosecutor and civil defense attorney over 25 years
  • Rated Recommended for judge by the DuPage County Bar Association
Circuit Court Judge (O'Shea)Azam Nizamuddin
  • Highly Qualified and well-rounded experienced trial lawyer, corporate attorney, and educator for over 20 years
  • Highly Commended - Recommended for Judge by the DuPage Bar Association and recipient of Awards for pro-bono work
  • Fair and Independent community-oriented Democrat, former chair of Bloomingdale Township Dems, civic leader, and adjunct professor at Loyola
Circuit Court Judge (Anderson)Jeff Jacobson
  • Practiced law in DuPage County since 1991, specializing in family, employment, realty, and general law.
  • Rated Recommended by the DuPage County Bar Association (2018)
  • Believes the Court should have more Judges with a strong background in civil law/practice.
Circuit Court Judge Peggy O'Connell
  • Received the highest possible ratings from both the Illinois State Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association regarding qualifications to serve as a Circuit Court Judge.
  • Received the Pro Bono Service Award from DuPage County Legal Aid on 4 separate occasions.
  • Practiced in all of the Illinois Appellate Courts, the Federal Courts and co-authored a Brief in the United States Supreme Court
County Board District 5Amy Chavez
  • Professional experience in telecom and healthcare fields; has managed large budgets, RFPs, and municipal build-outs
  • Implement back-to-work initiatives, connect citizens to healthcare services, support equitable hiring practices, and work against racism in our communities
  • Founder of We Are ONE Naperville, volunteer for D203 schools and organizations that focus on gun violence prevention
Forest Preserve District 5Barb O'Meara
  • 29 years environmental health experience in management with IDPH, MPH from Benedictine University and LEHP
  • Running to make Dupage greener through solar, wind, and other energy efficiencies
  • Preserve, promote, and partner to protect flora, fauna, and pollinators now and in the future.
DuPage County Ballot Initiatives"Shall DuPage County continue to consider financial support of law enforcement and public safety its top budgeting priority?"
"In order to fight the spread of COVID-19, shall DuPage County obtain a stockpile of personal protective equipment for distribution to nursing homes, first responders, health care providers, and at-risk communities who are not otherwise able to obtain personal protective equipment?"
"Shall DuPage County continue to fund and support training methods that decrease the risk of injury to officers and suspects for local law enforcement agencies?"
Illinois Ballot Initiative"The proposed amendment grants the State authority to impose higher income tax rates on higher income levels, which is how the federal government and a majority of other states do it. The amendment would remove the portion of the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution that is sometimes referred to as the “flat tax,” that requires all taxes on income to be at the same rate. The amendment does not itself change tax rates. It gives the State the ability to impose higher tax rates on those with higher income levels and lower tax rates on those with middle or lower income levels. You are asked to decide whether the proposed amendment should become a part of the Illinois Constitution."
For more information, see here.