Steering committee announced at Fast Start to Pride in River Forest campaign event

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By Elections Event Editor

Courtesy Tim Touhy

The Pride in River Forest campaign kicked into high gear last night as supporters Mick and Rebecca McDonnell hosted a well-attended campaign party. More than 60 people gathered to meet and listen to Mike Gibbs, Lissa Druss Christman, Kevin Hanley and Tom Dwyer, Jr. The Pride in River Forest team is running for office in the April 9, 2013 municipal election. Gibbs, a current trustee, is running for president; Christman, Hanley and Dwyer are running for three open trustee spots.

"It was great to visit face-to-face with old and new friends and neighbors," says Gibbs. "The team had good discussions with supporters, answered questions about the team's experience and talked about the future of our village."

The team also unveiled its Steering Committee. The first residents to lend their name in support are: Robert & Beanie Altier, Victor & Charlotte Cacciatore, Andrew & Carmela Corsini, Tony & Marion Durpetti, Jack & Stephanie Flynn, Margie Gipson, John Haagenson, Patrick "PJ" Hosty, Elaine Kirk, Chris Koch & Dawn Brennaman, Greg & Mary Lantero-White, Joe & Char Madden, Mick & Rebecca McDonnell, John & Mary O'Connor, John & Margaret O'Neill, Dan & Beth Phelan, Nancy Quinn, John & Therese Rigas, Anthony & Chatka Ruggiero, Joe & Kelly Spillane, Joe & Terry Shaker, Brian & Patty Timpone, Dan Watts, Brad & Liz West and Kevin Wood & Peggy Gilmore.

This was the first of many parties being organized around the village. If you would like to attend one of the support events, join the Steering Committee, or volunteer to help, please log on to

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