Winfield trustee bows out with thanks to supporters
Mary Ann Manna, a Winfield Township trustee for the last eight years, sent a message of thanks to her supporters after her loss in the primary election recently.
The longtime township resident first became involved in local politics as a member of the chamber of commerce, where she served for a decade. Manna has been active in the community in numerous ways, including as a member of the Lions and Rotary clubs, and the High Lake Homeowners Board. She also has represented the Winfield Township on the West Chicago Mosquito Abatement Board.
In an earlier question and answer session with the Will County Gazette, Manna talked about her goals as a trustee and her hopes that voters would re-elected her.
“I wanted to run for trustee because I wanted to oversee and make sure our monies are being spent efficiently and effectively, and that’s why I’m here,” she said. “I’m proud to say that I have been elected twice now -- 2009 and 2013 – and look forward to getting your vote this time around.”
Manna came in fifth in the closely fought primary.
“Thank you to everyone who voted for me, however I came in 5th,” she wrote on Facebook. “I will not continue on the Winfield Township Board. Congratulations to everyone who won.”