Ossyra wins Republican spot for Naperville Township supervisor in primary
Incumbent GOP candidate Rachel Ossyra won her party’s nomination for Naperville Township supervisor in a contest with high participation, after which she conveyed thanks to her supporters
Using social media throughout the campaign, Ossyra took a team approach to the race, expressing enthusiasm for each of her colleagues running for their respective offices.
“I would like to thank everyone who supported me, Kerry Malm, Cathy Messino Hanzelin, Dan Porter and Kurt Dorr in the [Feb. 28] Primary Election,” Ossyra said via her Facebook page. “I want to thank everyone who came out to vote for any of the candidates who were running.”
She faced spirited competition from Paul Santucci, who contested her platform on several levels, even going so far as to imply that Ossyra’s statements were “unfactual,” according to a recent article in the Will County Gazette.
Ossyra maintained that her focus was on simplifying township management, taking time to clarify the distinctions between the Naperville Township and Naperville city government, assuring voters that her goal was to eradicate redundancy and referring to her existing success in managing town tax matters.
“Kerry [Malm] and I are honored to be candidates now in the final election on April 4,” she said via Facebook. “I also want to congratulate the other April 4 candidates for Township Trustee Paul Santucci, Heather Bejda and Jim Ruhl.”