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Jackie Traynere

Running for Mayor
Election: April 4, 2017

Jackie Traynere is a proud, lifelong resident of Bolingbrook who has dedicated herself to keeping her community a great place to live and raise a family. This commitment is rooted in Jackie’s own experience of growing up in Bolingbrook attending Bolingbrook High, and it’s why she raised her children right here in her hometown – in the very house Jackie grew up in.

Today, Jackie is serving her third term on the Will County Board where she’s successfully held the line on local property taxes while improving public safety, easing traffic congestion, and protecting our parks and green spaces. Jackie prides herself on being accessible and keeping her office open and transparent, it’s why she’s the only Board member to proactively send regular updates and useful County information to the people she proudly represents.

Jackie’s commitment to helping people extends to her professional life as well, where she works as an organizer for American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). In that capacity she conducts outreach to workers, helping them come together and collectively fight for a better life through higher wages, improved working conditions and reliable benefits.

In addition to working with AFGE members for the past 22 years, Jackie started her own small business, The Cleaning Authority. Together with her husband Joe, they’ve grown the company each year and now employ over 30 people. They also work with an organization called Cleaning For A Reason, a non-profit giving women with cancer free home cleanings while they are undergoing chemo and radiation therapy.

Now Jackie is running for Mayor of Bolingbrook, leading the Bolingbrook United Ticket, because the Village needs an inclusive leader who reflects the community’s values. Jackie is committed to embracing our great diversity, encouraging growth and opportunity for every family, business, and neighborhood, and responsibly managing the Village’s finances to address the $359,000,000 (yes million) debt plaguing the community – all with a commitment to transparency and accountability to the residents of Bolingbrook, not the special interests or party machines.