|Candidates group photo, left to right, Joe Gorski, Sally Pyne, Samantha Quigle, Jodie Slothower, Arlene Hosea and Sarah Grammer.
Sarah Grammer Normal Township Supervisor candidate, 1010 Show Creek Lane, Normal, pledges to “increase collaboration between the Township and other local governmental bodies.”
Meeting Tuesday night, December 6 in caucus, Normal Township Democrats selected candidates for Supervisor, Township Clerk and four Normal Township trustees.
The candidates are Sarah Grammer for Township Supervisor, Jodie Slothower for Township Clerk, and Arlene Hosea, Sally Pyne, Samantha Quigle and Joe Gorski for Township trustees.
"I am excited to be running for Normal Township Supervisor,” Grammer said. “I want to increase transparency in the supervisor's office to give taxpayers a better understanding of the value of the services that the Township provides. I will explore opportunities to build new partnerships and increase the effectiveness of the Township in serving those in need."
Terry Lindberg, retired McLean County administrator and vice president of the Normal Public Library Board, has endorsed Sarah’s candidacy for Township Supervisor. "Sarah Grammer is an intelligent, tech-savvy board member who knows how to collaborate with other local government officials," Lindberg said. “She demonstrates fiscal prudence and a strong commitment to making our community better for all of us." Grammer was elected to the Normal Public Library Board in 2015.
Grammer has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Franklin University and has worked as a business analyst for Amdocs, a global technology firm. In 2007, she and her husband Austin launched Prairie Rain Harvester Inc., a small business that designs, manufactures and educates about rain barrel gardening.
The Grammers have also served as foster parents.
Township clerk candidate Jodie Slothower, 919 Broadway, also was elected to the Normal Public Library Board. She is a writer and former multimedia professor at Heartland Community College and an English instructor at Illinois State University.
Four candidates are running for the four trustee slots. Arlene Hosea, 1202 Broadway, is the retired director of Campus Dining Services at Illinois State University. She is currently on the Normal Planning Commission and has served on numerous community boards, including her current service with Illinois Special Olympics.
Joe Gorski, 711 Kingsley, Apt 217, is an Illinois State University senior in Economics. He is executive director of ISU’s Critical Politics Society and President of the College Democrats. “I’m incredibly passionate about serving my community and my neighbors,” Gorski said. “I hope to serve the Township faithfully.”
Samantha Quigle, 4 Hawthorne Drive, operates her own small business, Positive Training. Plus, she is Training Program Coordinator at Fleet Feet Sports in Bloomington and does Fitness Room Orientation at Normal ARC.
Sally K. Pyne, 216 Cambridge, is a retired educator and former county board member, a life-long Normal resident.
Candidates group photo, left to right, Joe Gorski, Sally Pyne, Samantha Quigle, Jodie Slothower, Arlene Hosea and Sarah Grammer.