Eight challengers will seek election to the District 90 Board of Education race for the three open seats in the April election. Candidates’ final day to file their nominating petitions was Dec. 17. 

Incumbents Barbara Hickey and Richard Moore are again seeking election; board President Ralph Martire will not seek re-election, as he is running for the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 board. 

Hickey and Moore “have done great work; they’re sort of emblematic of a very different world view and very different ideologies. They co-chair our gender equity committee and work phenomenally together,” Martire said. “It goes to show you that a monolithic world view isn’t the best way to get things done. One of the great challenges for students is to be aware of different ways of viewing the world, to broaden their thought process.” 

Carol Allison Jack, Steve Lefko, Kathleen M. Avalos, Calvin Davis, Matt Hefner and Hui Kang are also seeking election to the board.

Nona Tepper

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