Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dodge hires Dean Casper as campaign manager for comptroller's race

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METRA Board member and Orland Park trustee Jim Dodge hired Dean Casper, a former Orland Township trustee with campaign experience, to manage his campaign in the Republican race for Cook County Comptroller.

He previously ran Dodge's campaign for village clerk in 1993 and is best remembered for the slugfest with former Orland Township Supervisor Mike Brennan many administrations back.

Here's some background on Casper:

BS Public Administration Northern Illinois U, 1986
AA Liberal Arts Daley College 1984
Brother Rice HS 1982

Commercial Sales Rep, Pep Boys

George Bush for President 1988
State Legislative campaigns
Local elections
18th Ward Republican Committeeman 1992-93
Stevenson Local School Council in Chicago 1989-1993
Orland Park Parking & Traffic Commission 1994-97
Orland Township Deputy Republican Committeeman 1994-98
Orland Township Trustee 1997-2001
District 146 Facilities Committee 1993-Present
District 146 School Board Member 2003-Present
District 146 School Board President 2007-Present

Managed Jim Dodge's election runs for:
Village Clerk -1993
Republican Committeeman 1994

Dodge is in a tight race with former Illinois Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, who lost a battle for governor against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Also in the Republican comptroller's race is broadcaster William Kelly, owner of an Emmy award-winning TV production company and formerly Executive Director of the National Taxpayer Union of Illinois.


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