Daily Herald's DuPage County primary election endorsements

 
 
Published: 2/2/2008 11:54 PM

This is a summary of the editorial board's primary recommendations.

National

Democrats

President:

Barack Obama

U.S. House:

6th -- Jill Morgenthaler

8th -- Melissa Bean

9th -- Jan Schakowsky

10th -- Dan Seals

14th -- Bill Foster

Republicans

President:

John McCain

U.S. Senate

Steve Sauerberg

U.S. House:

8th -- Steve Greenberg

13th -- Judy Biggert

14th - Jim Oberweis

State

Democrats

State Senate:

26 -- Bill Gentes

State House:

56 -- Paul Froehlich

Republicans

State House:

48 -- Michael Connelly

49 -- Tim Schmitz

50 -- Kay Hatcher

66 -- Christine Prochno

96 -- Darlene Senger

DuPage County

Republicans

County Board District 2:

Brien Sheahan

Patrick O'Shea

County Board District 4:

Grant Eckhoff

Debra Olson

County Board District 5:

James Healy

Gerry Cassioppi

County Board District 6:

Pamela Fenner

James Zay

Referendums

DuPage County sales tax hike: -- No

Wheaton-Warrenville Unit District 200: Build new Hubble Middle School (tax bill to increase over time, with biggest increase in 2021-- $454 in additional annual taxes on $350,000 home) -- Yes

Naperville Unit District 203: Building improvements and renovations (increase of $82 annually for average taxpayer) -- Yes

Glen Ellyn Elementary District 89: Building improvements, air conditioning (additional cost of $68 in 2009) -- Yes

Winfield Township road maintenance: 2-cent rate increase -- No

Winfield Fire Protection District: Shore up finances, hire firefighters (additional cost of $24 in first year for owner of $300,000 home) -- Yes

Lombard Park District: Overhaul closed pool, other improvements (additional costs of $35 annually on a $300,000 home) -- Yes

Fox Valley Park District: Bond sale for capital improvements (additional cost of $30 annually on $250,000 home) -- Yes

Itasca Library: Fix mold problems (average annual increase of $1) -- Yes

Addison Park District: Build a new aquatic center (additional costs of $66 in first year for owner of $300,000 home) -- No

Villa Park: Home rule for crime-free housing program -- Yes

Cook County

Democrats

State's Attorney:

Anita Alvarez

Recorder:

Ed Smith

Water Reclamation District:

Frank Avila

Kathleen Therese Meany

Cynthia Santos