Successfully running on what they called a "Clean Slate" platform that criticized college President Robert Breuder's performance and seeks to reduce the $763,000 severance package awarded to him, three new members were elected to the College of DuPage board of trustees this week.
Charles Bernstein of Naperville, Frank Napolitano of Bloomingdale and Deanne Mazzochi of Elmhurst joined forces to launch their campaigns to address what they called college administrators' excessive spending with taxpayer dollars. Breuder allegedly spent more than $190,000 nearly 500 times at the school's fine dining establishment since 2011.
The college on March 30 was subpoenaed to surrender financial records.
Other candidates who ran for trustee seats included Claire Ball of Addison, Dan Bailey of Wheaton, Dave Carlin of Naperville, incumbent Nancy Svoboda of Downers Grove, incumbent Kim Savage of Darien, Joseph M. Wozniak of Naperville, Matt Gambs of Naperville, Sandra Pihos of Glen Ellyn and Roger Kempa of Darien.