The following press release has been received from Algonquin’s Margaret “Maggie” Auger. She seeks the Kane County Board seat held by Republican John Noverini before he successfully ran for circuit judge as a Democrat. The seat is now held by John Mayer, who is a former Dundee Village Trustee, appointed by Republican precinct committeemen to replace Noverini when he stepped down.
“I am exploring the open position of Kane County Board Member for District 23. I would like to continue to serve my community as a member of the Kane County Board and look forward to learning the views of the voters of District 23.”
Auger expects to complete the exploratory phase of her candidacy and make an official announcement in September. Petition filing for Kane County Board begins on October 26th and runs through November 2nd.
Auger brings an extensive record of public service for Republican primary voters to consider in the February 2, 2010, primary election. Her service to the village of Algonquin on advisory commissions includes over 13 years of leadership as commission chairperson. Her record of 17 years with the village of Algonquin includes:
- Planning & Zoning Commission, Chairperson 1999-present
- Plan Commission 1997-1999, Chairperson 1998-1999
- Economic Development Commission 1992-1997, Chairperson 1995-1997
In addition to her service to the village government of Algonquin, Auger’s prior community service and leadership roles include:
- Jacobs High School Hockey EagleQuest Tournament Leader and Volunteer
- Algonquin Leadership School Scholarship Fund Founder and Board Member
- Jacobs High School Hockey Scholarship Committee Chair
- Founders’ Days Volunteer
- Angel Towne Park Building Project Committee Leader and Volunteer
- Leadership and volunteer activities through church, attends Willow Creek Community Church
In addition to being dedicated wife and mother and serving her community, Auger brings the credentials of a successful attorney since passing the Bar in 1983. Currently, Auger practices at a Crystal Lake law firm. Auger’s educational credentials include:
- Graduate of the Ted Spella Leadership School 2006-2007 class of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce
- Certified Arbitrator for the 22nd Judicial Circuit in McHenry County
- Dale Carnegie Training Course
- Juris Doctorate degree from the School of Law, Northern Illinois University, 1983
Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, 1978
Appointed incumbent John Mayer did not return three phone calls.