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Doug Sullivan is running for Kane County Board member in District 10

Feb 18, 2016 11:19AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Doug Sullivan brings more than a decade of experience in local government to his run for a seat on the Kane County Board. Currently serving as Batavia Library Board President, he possesses a wealth of knowledge of public policy issues facing Kane County. He is running as a Republican in District 10, encompassing Batavia and North Aurora. Sullivan has served as President of the Batavia Public Library District Board of Trustees since 2011. First elected to that board in 2005, he was re-elected in 2009 and 2013. Sullivan also serves on the city of Batavia’s Historic Preservation Commission, having been appointed in 2012.

Sullivan’s experience in local government extends to his professional life as well. He has worked for Pace Suburban Bus, the regional public transit agency, since 1999. He manages the Marketing Department at Pace, including direct responsibility for multimillion dollar contracts with an advertising agency and several ad sales agents. He also advocates for Pace’s interests to the federal government and Illinois’ congressional delegation. He has worked closely on several transportation projects over many years with the Kane County Division of Transportation.

During this election cycle, much has been made of the County’s property tax freeze over the past four years “I enthusiastically support the current administration’s efforts to limit the property tax burden on our residents,” said Sullivan. “High property taxes are the number one concern of residents in this district. They can be assured of my fiscally conservative credentials, as I’ve been an excellent steward of taxpayer resources. The Batavia Library Board gave back nearly $500,000 in property taxes during the Great Recession by refinancing debt, in recognition of the challenges many homeowners were facing during that period.”

Sullivan’s leadership in the community extends to many areas. Not only has he gained the support of the electorate in the Batavia Library District over 11 years, he has been an active volunteer for Art in Your Eye, as well as with the Batavia Township Republican Party organization, promoting the candidacies of fellow Republicans to his friends and neighbors. He is also a member of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Sullivan firmly believes one issue in particular distinguishes him from his opponent. “The residents of the 10th District deserve a County Board Member who is engaged and actively participates in the process,” Sullivan said. “Our current representative has failed to adequately serve the district, because you can’t be part of the solution if you don’t take your seat at the table.”

The current Kane County Board Member from District 10 missed more monthly Board meetings than any other County Board member in all three years she has served on the Board—2013, 2014 and 2015--according to the Kane County Board’s online attendance records.

“I’ve been a dedicated leader in the community for more than ten years, promoting fiscal responsibility and improving services for Kane County residents,” he added.

Doug has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University. He was born and raised in Batavia, and graduated from Batavia High School. He and his wife, Erin, live in Batavia with their English bulldog, Sophie. To see more about Doug, including upcoming campaign events, visit

The Republican primary election will take place on March 15, 2016, with the general election slated for November 8, 2016.

This sponsored feature was paid for by the Doug Sullivan campaign. Neighbors Magazines accepts political advertising but does not endorse any political candidates.