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Will County BoardCandidate for Member, District 4Two-year term

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Jacqueline L. Traynere

Small Business owner and a Labor Union Organizer
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure that needed capital projects are completed in the most financially responsible way.
  • Continued push for the swift completion of Weber Road, I-55 interchange improvement
  • Bringing government services to the community, like the courthouse, recorders office, clerks office. Expand hours of the health department



Profession:Small Business owner and a Labor Union Organizer
Labor Organizer, American Federation of Government Employees (1995–current)
Will County Board Member, Will County Board — Elected position (2008–current)
Treasurer, Citizen's Against Abuse — Appointed position (2013–current)
Board Member, Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership — Appointed position (2014–current)


Harvard Kennedy School of Government Certificate, Senior Executives in State and Local Government (2013)
University of Illinois United Council of Counties Leadership Academy Class of 2012, Leadership in County Government (2012)

Community Activities

President, Illinois Democratic Women of Will (2015–current)


Jackie has been working for the American Federation of Government Employees union the last 20 years. She has been a lifelong resident of Bolingbrook and has participated in movements to stop an immigration detention facility and abuse of Wal Mart workers. She cares deeply about Will County and making sure that government is accountable, transparent and listens to the residents. She was just elected to a 2nd term on the Will County Board in 2012. She spends her spare time serving on the Citizens Against Abuse board, an organization that fights domestic abuse through education, serving as the innaugural president of the Ill Democratic Women of Will County, and on the executive board of the Illinois Women's Institute of Leadership. Past service on the Herritage Corridor Convention and Tourism Board.  Recently she completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executives in State and Local Government program. She is the president of a small business in the community that employes 35 residents of Will County and does about 1.2 million in sales per year. She have a wonderful family including a new grandson.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • American Federation of Teachers Local 604
  • SMART Local 265
  • American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 1028

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I got into this race to give the voters a choice. My leadership style is one of being inclusive and pro-active rather than re-active on issues of transportation, planning and growth.   I have a couple of priorities once elected:  I want to work in co-operation with other board members to plan for the massive growth that Will County is continuing to experience.  This would include prioritizing funds for roads and other critical infrastructure needs.  I will continue to strive to set up district meetings with residents to give them an opportunity to voice their concerns and make County government work for the residents, not the other way around.


As a member of a working middle class family I believe that one of the roles of government is to help individuals with problems they can’t solve and to intervene with bigger issues those individuals shouldn’t solve.  As a successful small business owner I believe I can lead our community to face the challenges of the future.  



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