Saturday, January 3, 2009

UPDATED--Yvonne Senter-Evans seeks Shields supervisor post

For those of you keeping score Senter-Evans is a Democrat and Stenger Wayne is a Republican, even though township government is non partisan.

"The experiences I have gained over the past 16 years as an elected official -- eight years on the North Chicago School Board of Education and over seven years as a Shields Township trustee -- have given me the much-needed skills and knowledge to do the job as township supervisor." Senter-Evans said.

"When I was appointed to the Shields Township Board of Trustees there was one thing that was very important to me and that was to bridge the gap between the North Chicago community and the rest of the communities within Shields," she said. "I can attest that I have witnessed a lot of growth especially in the areas of building partnerships, cooperation and understanding. The diversity in demographics, culture and socio-economics in Shields Township makes it a very unique area to serve in."

Senter-Evans and Gale Strenger Wayne of Lake Bluff have both announced for the supervisor post. Supervisor Charles Fitzgerald IV has announced he will not seek re-election after serving for 13 years.

Fitzgerald has endorsed Senter-Evans, while Wayne, who is leading the First Slate, has picked up the endorsements of state Sens. Susan Garrett, D-Lake Forest, and state Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan; state Reps. Kathy Ryg, D-Vernon Hills, and Karen May, D-Highland Park; Lake County Board District 13 Rep. Susan Loving Gravenhorst of Lake Forest; Mona Strenger of Lake Forest, former Lake County Board member and current Shields Township trustee; North Shore Sanitary District President James Swarthout, a former Lake Forest mayor; Fred Wacker, former Lake Bluff mayor; John Dixon, former Lake Bluff trustee; and Fred Day, retired Lake Bluff police chief.

A Shields Township resident pointed out the ticket is "multi-party" consisting of Democrats and Independents as well as Republicans. Also the party has a website and a blog! The. website is and their blog is

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It should be noted that the photo is of Strenger Wayne, not Senter-Evans.