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April 4 election – Who we know is running, and who we don’t

Candidates requested to submit bio information

by Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 16, 2023) – With the April 4 municipal election less than two months away, The Lansing Journal has continued to gather information about the choices Lansing voters will make as they fill out their ballots.

Part of this process is inviting local candidates to submit bios, which The Lansing Journal will include in its upcoming print issue, and will publish before early voting starts.

We will also include photos and bios in our online news leading up to Election Day.

Of the candidates who will appear on ballots, we have received bios from about half.

Here are the bios we have received:

  • Saad Abbasy (Lansing Village Trustee)
  • Rob Collins (Lansing Village Trustee)
  • Maureen Grady-Perovich (Lansing Village Trustee)
  • Jerry Zeldenrust (Lansing Village Trustee)
  • Dominique Newman (School District 215 Board)
  • Patricia Stepp (School District 215 Board)
  • Jacqueline Terrazas (School District 215 Board)
  • Abimael Duran (School District 158 Board)
  • Tammara Hill (School District 171 Board)
  • Terry Wells (South Suburban College Board)

Bios still needed

The Lansing Journal is still expecting bios from one or more individuals in the following races:

  • School District 158 Board
  • School District 171 Board
  • South Suburban College Board
  • Lan-Oak Park District Board
  • Lansing Public Library Board

Though many races on April 4 ballots will be uncontested, we urge candidates to submit bios nonetheless so that members of the Lansing public can understand who they are voting for, and know who their elected officials will be.

If you know someone running for one of the races mentioned above, but don’t see their name included, please remind them to submit the form below.

Candidate info form


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.