Milton Township trustee Keller unclear about where COD board candidate Dunne stands on issues
Milton Township trustee Marty Keller is unsure about what to make of Maureen Dunne and her run for the College of DuPage (COD) Board of Trustees.
“She is not someone with a history of involvement in Wheaton, but [she] did show up at the Milton Township Republican monthly meeting asking for support,” Keller told DuPage Policy Journal. "I did receive a very nice mailer from her, which mostly focused on her (rather than the issues).”
Dunne has emerged, seemingly out of nowhere, over the last several months to wage battle as one of four candidates vying for two openings on the COD board. Her campaign has raised as many questions as it has answered.
Speculation persists about what exactly Dunne stands for, given that she has been seeking Republican support, as noted above, while steadily bagging endorsements from some of the most liberal groups in DuPage County, including the Democratic Party of Milton Township.
What is known is that the 43-year-old co-founder and CEO of a company that advises startup businesses has not voted since 2008, according to State Board of Elections records. At that time she cast her ballot as a Democrat.
Being forthright and transparent takes on added significance at COD, given the school’s recent issues with malfeasance that ultimately led to the firing of former board president Robert Breuder. An internal investigation concluded that Breuder had "participated in, oversaw or failed to prevent" numerous episodes of "misconduct and mismanagement."
According to Keller, even Dunne's campaign flyer left him with more questions than answers.
“It said little about what she wants to do for the students,” he said. “I know that Marc Incrocci wants to have more classes for the trades and Annette Corrigan wants to do more for students with special needs. Those both seem like noble causes.”