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Shannon Burns files for a second term as forest preserve commissioner

Waiting until the last day to submit petitions, Shannon M Burns (D) filed today for re-election to a second term as the first Democrat on the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Board of Commissioners.

Burns won election to the Forest Preserve Board in 2012, beating Alderman Al Murphy (R) of West Chicago, who filed last week to run for the Forest Preserve Board in 2014.   Since both Burns and Murphy are likely to be uncontested in the March 2013 Primary, the 2014 election will likely be a second race between the two. 

Citing the Forest Preserve’s non-partisan agenda, Burns looks forward to facing Murphy in the 2014 election.  “I have demonstrated an ability to work across political party lines,” she said “and I have accomplished much in my first year.  I am confident that the people of District 6 understand that I work hard on their behalf.  I believe they will not want to change Commissioners in 2014.”

In 2012, Burns was endorsed by outgoing 22-year incumbent Roger Kotecki (R), who plans to endorse her again in the 2014 election. “She hit the ground running and has exceeded my expectations,” Kotecki said.   In addition to former Commissioner Kotecki’s endorsement, Burns has already been endorsed by the Sierra Club for both the Primary and the General Election in 2014.  

DuPage County District 6 is comprised of Warrenville, West Chicago, Wayne, Winfield, and portions of Bartlett, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, Roselle, Hanover Park, St. Charles, Naperville, and Lisle.

For more information about Commissioner Burns go to www.electshannonburns.com

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