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Meet OLCHS Dist. Ed Wolf, Candidate for School Board 229

OAK LAWN, IL – Ed Wolf graduated in 1992 from Oak Lawn Community High School. He is one of five candidates, including three incumbents and two newcomers, vying for four seats on Dist. 229 Board of Education in the April 6 election. The first four voters will win the election. Early voting begins March 22.

Last name: Ed Wolf

Age (on election day): 47

City/town of residence: oak lawn

Office wanted: OLCHS Dist. 229 Board of Education

Family (names, ages, and any relevant details you wish to share.)

I am Julie’s husband, who also resided in Oak Lawn as a child. Being a father of three children, Addison (17) who is currently an OLCHS senior, Emily (13) and Nick (13)

Does any member of your family work in politics or government (this includes any family members who work in the government you are running for): Nope

Education: Graduated from OLCHS 1992 and graduated from IBEW Local 134 apprenticeship program

Profession (please include years of experience): IBEW Local 134 Communications Electrician

Campaign website:

The most pressing problem facing Dist. 229 and this is what I intend to do with it:

I don’t think there is an urgent problem that needs to be changed. I think the current board has done a very good job over a year with many unknowns. I know the upcoming fall year will be the next challenge, hopefully bringing all students back to school in person.

What are the main differences between you and the other candidates for this position?

I attended OLCHS and my family too.

If you are a challenger, how has the current board or administrator let the community or district down? Did not respond.

What accomplishments in your past would you cite as proof that you can handle this job?

I have been the Recording Secretary for Local 134’s Helping Hands Fund for the past 7 years.

Why should voters trust you?

Did not respond.

If you win this position, what accomplishment would make your tenure a success? Did not respond.

What do you think of fiscal policy, government spending and the management of taxpayers’ money in the office you are looking for? Did not respond.

Do you support Black Lives Matter and what do you think of the demonstrations organized since the death of George Floyd and the assassination of Jacob Blake? Did not respond.

Do you think the current council has done enough to support racial equality, and if not, what specifically should be done to do so?

Yes, I think the board has done enough.

What are your thoughts on the district’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic? Are you in favor of remote learning, in-person learning, or a hybrid of the two? Do you support a mask mandate for students and school staff, or mandatory coronavirus testing for students and staff?

I think the district has done an amazing job during the pandemic. I am in favor of in-person learning I think students need social interaction. If students and staff have to wear masks I hope it is only in the short term.

When the vaccine is available to them, do you support mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff?

It shouldn’t be mandatory.

Is there any reason you wouldn’t fulfill your full mandate, other than health or family?

I plan to serve the full term if elected.

The best advice ever shared with me was…

Did not respond.

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