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College of DuPage – 2nd Petition Objector Confirmed

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On January 8, 2017

DuPage Co. (ECWd) –

Lori Solyom of Lombard, Illinois, has filed petition objections at the College of DuPage against the same two candidates as the first objector we reported on in this story. 

It appears the same issues have been objected to as the previous objector, and all indications are candidate Waheed may want to get a good defense attorney as those records are extremely troubling and potentially evidence to a crime.

As I quoted before, “when in the course of hearing objections to nominating papers, evidence beyond specific objections comes to the electoral board’s attention, it cannot close its eyes and ears if evidence is relevant to the protection of the electoral process.” See Fortas v. Dixon, 122 Ill.App.3d 697, 462 N.E.2d 615, 78 Ill.Dec. 496 (1st Dist. 1984), at 618.

I encourage the College of DuPage Electoral Board to turn the Waheed candidate documents over to the State’s Attorney’s office for potential prosecution.

All that aside, it is troubling to see people attempt to become Trustees of a higher education system while they are unable to follow the most basic instructions required by law.  These are not the types of people that need to be leading our schools in my opinion.

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1 Comment
  • Mark Kmiecik
    Posted at 10:45h, 09 January

    Yes… The process to run for office is outlined, with some clarity in the 2017 Illinois candidates election guide.

    The instructions are in plan language.

    I little tip for the wannabe candidate…
    for COD, you need min of 50 good signatures (which means assuming 20% are bad…) you need to collect about 80.

    also, the board of elections will provide you a current voter list for free so you, so as a wannabe candidat it’s easy to get your “good” signatures for free.

    If a potential candidate can rise to this bar, It’s the duty of good citizens to knock off the posers that try to slide in on the cheap.