John Phelan will be an excellent addition to the District 200 Board of Education. John’s professional experience and lifelong commitment to the Oak Park and River Forest communities make him an outstanding candidate.

John is committed to partnering with parents, teachers, administrators and members of the community to address the challenges of providing quality education while maintaining fiscal responsibility and discipline. His professional experience as a labor attorney equips him with specific skills and insights that are well suited to the current environment. I believe that John will provide leadership to confront difficult challenges, such as the achievement gap and substance abuse. He also has the educational background and judgment to make hard and fair choices that are required for the long-term financial health of our public schools. Most importantly, he cares deeply about the high school and the welfare of the children in our communities.

I encourage you to vote on April 5. Please join me in supporting John Phelan for the District 200 Board of Education.

Paul Carbery
Oak Park

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