Meet Our Candidates

Supervisor: Diane HewittClerk: Claire GoldenbergHighway Commissioner: Drew Bolda
Trustees: John DeCantoAutumn GeistJean PageLisa Rose

Diane Hewitt for Supervisor

Diane Hewitt for Supervisor

The western suburbs of Chicago are Diane Hewitt’s home. Her family moved to Wheaton when she was in middle school and she graduated from Benet Academy. She had an associates in applied science and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Her home has been in unincorporated Lisle Township for 15 years. She owns a second-generation pet care business that puts her in daily contact with Lisle Township as a service care provider. She also owns a small political consulting company working with local Democratic candidates. Diane has extensive experience in managing teams of employees and volunteers.

Local public policy is a topic that she has been very active in for the past 4 years. She has been active in advocating for a variety of public policy topics like Vote at Home legislation. Diane has been extremely active in the leadership and growth of the Lisle Township Democratic Organization as an elected precinct committeeperson, Vice Chair and Chair. It is also where she wants to put her diverse knowledge and skills to work to serve the community and help others to do the same. Working together we will always be stronger. Diane would be honored to serve as Lisle Township Supervisor.

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Claire Goldenberg for Clerk

Claire Goldenberg for Clerk

Claire moved to DuPage County in 1991 after being transferred from Buffalo, NY. She initially lived in Naperville (in Lisle Township), but moved to Lisle after finding her perfect home in 2009. There, she opened her home to care for aging parents, to raise a nephew and now to foster animals in need of forever homes. Family, no matter what species, is very important!

Volunteering her time, her tools, and her know-how are simple things that provide Claire with a sense of well-being and a feeling of doing her part to help others in her community. She is focused on fostering dogs, cats, puppies and kittens through the Animal Relief Foundation (ARF). As an elected Precinct Committeeperson for the past two election cycles and the elected Vice-Chair for Lisle Township Democrats, Claire is very familiar with her community and its diversity. This has prepared her to be a vocal advocate for the needs of all residents.

As a capable businesswoman, Claire operates her own small business dealing with mergers and acquisitions of international transportation, U.S. Customs Brokerage and supply chain companies. Having managed both business and family finances, she is confident in her ability to help provide oversight of Township finances to ensure that vital services will continue to be provided to all residents. If elected Clerk, Claire will apply her skills in record-keeping and organization to effectively implement strategies for filing and maintaining important Township documents, as well as to record and publicly post business meetings. She is excited to take this next step in serving her community and is asking for your vote on April 6!

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Drew Bolda for Highway Commissioner

Drew Bolda for Highway CommissionerDrew is a lifelong suburban Chicago resident, and a 13 year resident of Lisle Township and the Village of Downers Grove.  He has extensive and varied experience as a community volunteer and holds many memberships in both business, science and neighborhood organizations.

Drew has been a Precinct Committeeman since 2016 and has enjoyed meeting his neighbors and listening to their concerns regarding local, state, and national government.  He has also volunteered locally on Laura Ellman’s campaign for Illinois Senate.

Drew is a candidate for Lisle Township Highway Commissioner because he feels his Engineering and Project Management experience will fit well in this role. In order to evaluate the needs of the Highway Department, he plans to review capital expenditures and maintenance costs, as well as to assess the needs of highway maintenance and management.  As a fiscal conservative, Drew aims to increase efficiency while maintaining the safety and quality of our roads. Visiting every mile of Township highway under his purview will clarify his objectives for the budget and long-term planning.

Drew holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and has been a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois since 1994. For more than 30 years, he has worked in Engineering, Project Management, Inside Sales and Consulting.

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John DeCanto for Trustee

John DeCantoJohn believes a community is stronger when it takes care of its most vulnerable. Everyone is on a different path in life with a variety of goals and challenges. These paths intersect and impact all our lives more than we realize. John believes in the services the community receives by the Township and wants to see them protected. One never knows when a hardship will happen but it’s comforting to know that assistance is available when needed. As Trustee, John will protect funding for Township services and ensure residents are aware of and have access to them.

John DeCanto is a Lisle Township resident of over 20 years, Benedictine University graduate, community banker, and active Democratic member. He has volunteered with and donated to many organizations in and around Lisle Township for the benefit of our local community. John is married to Meagan and they live in Naperville with their fur-children, Lily and Tully.

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Autumn Geist for Trustee

Autumn Geist for TrusteeAutumn Geist is a Democratic candidate for Lisle Township Trustee. She is a mother of 3 adults, a business owner and an active community volunteer and leader for over 20 years. From fundraising to leadership roles, she has been consistently involved in being part of implementing programs, raising funds and serving community members. She is the owner of The Collective, A Lifestyle Boutique and Makery, in downtown Lisle, voted best new store and 3rd best gift store from Oak Park to Geneva in 2018.  She is also the owner of The Public, a professional speech coaching company that has coached both competitive award-winning speakers at area high schools and adults in leadership roles.  Autumn currently leads the Downtown Lisle Retail & Business Association which creates and hosts a number of events throughout the year to help make downtown Lisle a point of destination. She believes firmly in collaboration over competition and that downtown communities are truly the heart of any town and must be cultivated.

Autumn hopes to use her experience and network to support existing services offered by the Township.  Being a business owner, she understands the importance of being fiscally responsible, while delivering excellence in service. She will be a responsible steward of your tax dollars.  Autumn values serving her community and caring for people.  She hopes to earn your trust and your vote on April 6th.

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Jean Page for Trustee

Jean PageMeet Jean Page, candidate for Lisle Township Trustee. Jean grew up in Oak lawn, a southwestern suburb of Chicago. She moved to Lisle in 1990, with her husband Steve, an Electrical Engineer. She worked in customer-service for a large bank, a small local company, and a large corporation, until her children came along.

Jean currently lives in Naperville with Steve and their two sons, Alex, a Software Engineer and Andrew, a Physics Engineering major who will begin grad school in January 2021, pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. Both boys attended the NCUSD 203 schools before heading to University of Illinois. Jeans interests, besides her family, are gardening, kayaking, hiking, bird watching and star/planet gazing, and, of course, getting involved in local politics, with the hope of making some small difference in the world.

Jean is a stay-at-home mom since beginning their family in 1995. She was an active volunteer in her kids schools for years. Jean is an elected Precinct Committeewoman in the Township. And she is a volunteer at the Lisle Township food pantry garden, part of a team who created a space to grow fresh produce which is donated to the food pantry. As a Township Trustee, Jean will work to ensure the Township Board represents the interests of all its residents, and to bring transparency to the process. She will work within the budgets and network with as many other non-profit organizations as possible to share information on resources and funding.

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Lisa Rose for Trustee

Lisa Rose for TrusteeLisa grew up and has lived most of her life in DuPage County. She moved to southeast Naperville in 2002 after she met her husband. Together they have a daughter and have opened their home to two obstinate cats. Lisa believes in the power of community and in developing relationships with neighbors. She has been an active volunteer in Home and School and was a Girl Scout leader for 6 years. An elected Precinct Committeeperson, she works to provide concise, comprehensive election information and encourage voter engagement.

As Township Trustee, Lisa will work to strengthen and expand services (senior services, food pantry and emergency assistance) that are in high demand during the Covid 19 Pandemic. To allow for effective administration, she will also ensure that existing programs are running efficiently and help to add supports where needed. Lisa will also work on the assessment and expansion of Community Outreach to ensure that all residents have access to information about Township services and events. She believes that Township officials need to provide transparent and thoughtful leadership that represents the values of the community.

Lisa holds a bachelor of science in Biology from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. She earned her bachelor of science in Human Biology and Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. She also has a 200-RYT certification for Yoga Instruction. In practice since 2002, Lisa has worked in Bloomingdale, Wheaton and Naperville. She has been practicing in Deerfield since 2012.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, art therapy, and getting together with family and friends.

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