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March 31, 2013

Nine candidates in running for District 118 board



Woodrow: Although I appreciate the success of Northeast’s balanced calendar, I also believe that their success is impacted far more from a smaller learning community and overwhelming parent involvement. I do not support the entire district following a balanced calendar. I believe that this would disrupt the lives of many families in the community.

Young: The benefits of a balanced calendar should be discussed with our students, parents and other staff holders. Only after we have had a thorough conversation, would any change be possible. If there is a consensus for a balanced calendar, I would wholeheartedly support that change.

District 118 Board of education

Dr. Randal Ashton

Age: 61

Address: 7 Maywood Dr., Danville

Employment: Dentist in Danville

Education: DDS from Loyola University Dental School, Chicago, 1978; Bachelor of Science in microbiology from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1974

Political experience: District 118 Board of Education since 2005

Daniel Brown

Age: 56

Address: 7 Prairie, Danville

Employment: Attorney in Danville

Education: Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School, 1984; Bachelor of Science in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University, 1979

Political experience: District 118 Board of Education since 2005

Johnnie Carey

Age: 59

Address: 405 N. Cedarwood Dr., Danville

Employment: Retired from District 118

Education: Advanced degree from the University of Illinois; master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University; Bachelor of Arts from Lane College in Jackson, Tenn.  

Political experience: None

Darlene Halloran

Age: 59

Address: 21737 Denmark Road, Danville

Employment: Mervis Industries in Danville

Education: Bachelor of Social Work from Syracuse University and Master of Education also from Syracuse University

Political experience: None

Lon Henderson

Age: 59

Address: 201 E. Raymond, Danville.

Employment: University of Illinois part-time adjunct instructor in teacher preparation and training

Education: Post graduate work in educational administration and endorsement for special education director from Eastern Illinois University and University of Illinois; Master of Science in Education in 1979 and Bachelor of Science in Education in 1975 from Illinois State University; Associate of Arts from Spoon River Community College, 1973

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