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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly (630) 407-6022

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ledonne Sworn in as District 2 County Board Member

The DuPage County Board unanimously approved the appointment of Michael Ledonne of Lombard to the vacant District 2 seat on Tuesday.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the board and I look forward to serving the great people of DuPage County. We have a wonderful opportunity to transform DuPage County into a model of government and example for the entire State of Illinois to emulate. I am ready to face the challenges over the next 9 months and look forward to working for DuPage residents who have placed their trust in us,” said Ledonne.

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin nominated Ledonne. The board unanimously approved the appointment on Tuesday.

“After an open and transparent search, I am confident Michael will provide the kind of leadership needed as we continue to provide a smarter and leaner form of government. His successful background in both the public and private sector will serve him well as the board makes some tough decisions about what is best for residents,” said Cronin.

County Board members Jeff Redick and Pat O’Shea both participated in the vacancy search and said Ledonne will represent District 2 residents well.

“Michael has a great knowledge of the issues that are important to DuPage County and District 2 in particular. I’m confident that he has the ability to hit the ground running and will make a terrific impact on the County Board,” said Redick.

Ledonne is currently a merchandise supply chain manager for Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates. He serves as vice president of the St. Pius X Grade School Board and is a volunteer athletic coach. He is also a member of the York Township Senior Education Commission, Village of Lombard Community Relations Committee and the District 41 Legislative Action Committee.

“Michael did an outstanding job during the Candidate Forum and proved that he understands the issues that the County Board is facing. Michael has demonstrated a clear and proven leadership role in the community and at St. Pius Grade School. I look forward to working with him,” said O’Shea.

Ledonne will serve the remainder of the term which expires Nov. 30.