Our My Suburban Life Daily Update will send you all of the news you need to keep up with the pace of news in DuPage and Cook County. Tully, the mayor since 2011, cannot run for re-election because of term limits. Pass the popcorn. While the march planned for this evening has been cancelled, the Village of Downers Grove continues to implement the necessary measures to protect and defend the safety and well being of our residents and businesses. If you are in need of drop box locations - link is included https://www.elections.il.gov/VotingAndRegistrationSystems/VoteByMailBallotDropBoxLocations.aspx?T=637393781959127889. He was defeated by a political newcomer Anne Stava Murray of Naperville. Vote early! He lost his race for a seat on the DuPage County Board in the Nov. 6 election. Earl, who was appointed to fill Olsen's seat on the Village Council and subsequently ran for a four-year term, said she was approached by residents to consider running for mayor. #ElectionDay is 7 days away! All rights reserved. All are experienced in local government and have long histories in and extensive involvement with the village. "This is our community and for many, it's where we make our single biggest investment and where we raise our families," Barnett said. He has served on the council since 2015. Bold, confident and experienced leadership with a consistent record of focus and commitment for Downers Grove. What’s your plan to vote in Illinois? Pass the popcorn. "The people reached out.". Check out this year's Reader's Choice Winners. We’re talking about it tonight — Truth Tuesdays at 7 PM ET. Prior to serving on the Village Council, Barnett was a member of the Grove Foundation and the Downers Grove Liquor Commission. "Bob's been positioning for this for several years," she said. Everything Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for is on the ballot this year—women's rights, reproductive freedoms and families like mine made possible by IVF. But in the days following his defeat, Olsen he was encouraged by friends and neighbors to run for mayor. This is a not a TEA Party mailer. Turn in your ballots today! Local Democrat/Advocates throw their Republican /Advocate buddy Bob Barnett under the bus for endorsing Don Jankowski. The challenge for the winner became significantly greater last week when what looked like a done deal to sell village land to a developer for construction of a medical center fell apart. Every challenge we face is an opportunity to make our community safer, stronger, more appealing, more accepting, more innovative, more welcoming--a better investment for residents and businesses alike.". He could not be reached for comment, but explained his reasons for running in a Nov. 19 Facebook post. By mail ➡️ Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3! If you received your mail in ballot - don’t delay to send it back in. All Early Voting Sites are now open. DOWNERS GROVE - The Downers Grove mayoral race will be a three-way affair. Downers Grove has three fine candidates competing for mayor: Bob Barnett, Marge Earl and David S. Olsen. The Mayor of Downers Grove is Robert T. Barnett. That's for sure," Olsen said. Downers Grove has three fine candidates competing for mayor: Bob Barnett, Marge Earl and David S. Olsen. Village of Downers Grove Home Archived meetings Mayor Bob Barnett until 2023 rtbarnett@downers.us 630-493-8807 Commissioner Greg Hosé until 2021 ghose@downers.us 630 … Vote. You can protect her legacy. He'd like to improve services to vulnerable residents lost a decade ago when the Human Services Committee was dissolved during an economic downturn. Professionally, Barnett is head of production operations at BarnettBates Corporation, a family-owned manufacturing firm. "There's political risk, personal risk. Our Membership Meetings are held each 2nd Monday of the month via Zoom at least for the duration of the Stay at Home Order. "I haven't.". Earl also distinguished herself from Barnett, who has long eyed the mayor's seat, she said. Special Election Everything is at stake in this election. Barnett, a member of the Village Council since 2009, has had intentions of running for mayor for several months. A former member of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees, Olsen plans to highlight his varied experience in the race. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nEuIYpnIRMi6ePJoRrSqsg. "If I win, I win. Olsen, 30, a council member from 2013 to 2016, former College of DuPage trustee and former state representative, also has been active with various community groups. The short story is Julia Beckman (Democrat State central Committeewoman from Darien, as Emperor Palpatine) and Megan Schroeder (as Darth Schroeder) were furious and this was the result. "It wasn't something that was on my radar screen a month ago. Get federal, state and suburban county executive races here. He also has been an active volunteer with several community groups. Access mysuburbanlife.com and all Shaw Local content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area. DOWNERS GROVE - The Downers Grove mayoral race will be a three-way affair.