In local politics, three women have so far filed to run for Village President of Oak Park: Simone Boutet (current village trustee), Cate Readling (with the Park district), and Vicki Scaman (current village clerk).
I look forward to hearing them speak at candidate forums in the fall, and learning more about their positions. (The library is talking with the League of Women Voters about whether we can help facilitate virtual candidate forums if in-person ones aren’t feasible.)
I’m not planning to run for village president this election cycle. Still haven’t decided if I’m likely to run at all; I would rather support strong Black candidates, especially Black women, if possible. We need them in Oak Park.