Thursday, April 11, 2013
Challengers Victor Casini, Ed Corcoran and Claudia Manley all won spots on the District 86 Board of Education Tuesday after a contentious campaign.
Claudia Manley called it “unbelievable.” Ed Corcoran was “elated.” Victor Casini said it was “a pleasant surprise.” Following the election of all three “Friends for District 86” candidates Tuesday in the race for District 86 school board, Manley, Corcoran and Casini all said the sweep was unexpected, but also symbolic. “I think it sends a message that the platform that we ran on resonated with District 86 citizens,” Casini said. “Namely, fiscal responsibility, transparency and community involvement.” Corcoran agreed that the community showed its support for the substance of the “Friends” slate’s platform. He also said he thought voters reacted to the group’s campaign approach. “We tried to have a positive campaign, talking about what we’re…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The following letter to the editor was sent to Patch by Darien resident and former District 86 school board candidate Jennifer Babbington.
Sunday, March 31
People are already talking about the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school board election, and asking how a new slate such as Claudia Manley, Victor Casini and Ed Corcoran plan to change District 86. Why introduce conservative values into our "non-partisan" high school board? Because we need to replace the current board and its in-fighting, overspending, and lack of basic project management. What is best for District 86 is a community-oriented board collaborating with students, parents, teachers and taxpayers, running the district efficiently and in a more transparent manner, serving the community better. A school's purpose is to provide curriculum and competent teaching staff so the school's customers—the students—achieve …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Claudia Manley is one of eight candidates running for the District 86 Board of Education in the 2013 election.
Name: Claudia D. Manley Position sought: Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education Website: www.Friendsfordistrict86.com Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Darien Family: Husband Noel Manley; daughters Claire, 18, and Amelia, 15 Education: Bachelor's degree in political science from Illinois State University, law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Occupation: 20 years of experience as a practicing attorney specializing in the field of labor and employment law Years in District 86: 17 Political party affiliation: Republican, though this race is unaffiliated Previous elected offices: Elected in 2009 as a board of education member for Darien Public School District #61. Appointed to serve on Darien…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Victor Casini, Ed Corcoran and Claudia Manley make up the slate, which has a website detailing its candidates backgrounds and its pledge to the community.
Three would-be newcomers to the District 86 Board of Education have joined together as a slate for this spring's municipal election. Victor Casini, Claudia Manley and Ed Corcoran make up the "Friends for District 86" slate that has launched FriendsforDistrict86.com, which Corcran listed as the slate's campaign website in a Patch candidate questionnaire, detailing the candidates' backgrounds, skills, and pledge to the community. According to its pledge, the slate's primary goals are to "maintain and improve" the educational excellence, "revitalize" the board, consider future tax levies publicly, and promote fiscal responsibility. Additional goals include increased community access to board documents online, and improved communications. …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Darien District 61 school board member Claudia Manley withdrew her petition for re-election, but will remain on the ballot in District 86.
Darien 61 school board member Claudia Manley has withdrawn her petition for re-election in the April election. According to District 61 official Mary Lang, Manley filed the papers with the district office. She has been a board members since 2009, and currently serves as the board representative for the Illinois Association of School Boards and the Legislative Education Network of DuPage County. However, Manley remains on the ballot for the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board of Education race. Earlier this year, Darien resident Jennifer Babbington withdrew her petition for the District 86 board and said she would instead support the trio of Victor Casini, Ed Corcoran and Manley in April. There are four open seats in the District 86 …