When you do, you vote for integrity and experience.You also vote for a conscientious, forward-thinking official who has proven her dedication in serving Oak Park citizens efficiently, pleasantly, and with a thoughtful eye toward problem solving.
The Clerk's office is required by law to meet the needs of of Oak Park's government. It is the clerk's job to keep the government's records, to issue license stickers, to supervise elections, to attend all meetings of the President and Board of Trustees, and provide minutes of those meetings, as well as a host of other duties.
Clerk Sokol has a laudable record of administering these myriad duties effectively while giving full attention to the complicated laws governing each task.
Her opponent lacks many of these qualifications. In my mind, there is little understanding of the requirements for the Clerk's job. For instance, she says she will also retain her place as a member of the school board.
Not possible. Many meetings required by the Clerk and by a School Board member will be in conflict. And it is likely that the wishes of the school board and those of the village will not always be in tandem.
Vote for proven experience and an enviable track record. Vote for Sandra Sokol. It's a wise thing to do.