Exploring a County Board Run
This summer, when news came that Pat O’Shea would not run for re-election to the DuPage County Board, several people asked me if I would be willing to run for the seat he would be vacating. At that time, my wife and I agreed that the timing didn’t feel right. And I decided not to pursue it.
However, this fall—after County Board Member Jeff Redick surprised many by deciding he would not run for re-election either—I reconsidered when many friends and Republican leaders encouraged me to run.
So, after much thought, prayer and discussions with my friends and family, I’ve decided to take the first step toward a run for the DuPage County Board. For the past several weeks, I’ve been out talking with voters and collecting the necessary signatures to get on the ballot.
My family and I feel good about taking this step, but remain in conversation and prayer about the next steps. Frankly, many things need to happen for a full run for the County Board to take place.
Although I do have good name recognition among many in the district in which I’d run, still, I need to raise a substantial amount of money. Many candidates have expressed interest in these seats and the competition will be tight.
An advantage I have is that I ran a campaign two years ago based on my proven Conservative fiscal values and my community-mindedness, which puts me in a great position to move forward here. Many people know my positions on issues they care about and are again excited to be a part of a grassroots campaign to support a true, independent conservative like myself.
In the meantime, I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. If you have any questions or thoughts about my running, I’d love to hear from you.