Mullen Running for DuPage County Board, District 5


Putting Aside Partisan, Political Games and Running For the People


Lisle, IL 8/19/2019 - Today, Mary Jo Mullen announced her candidacy for the DuPage County Board in District 5. Mullen is currently the elected Lisle Township Supervisor, the first Democrat to hold that office.  Her focus in this race is quality of life for residents, the environment, economic growth, and saving taxpayer money.

In addition to her role as Township Supervisor, Mullen is an entrepreneur, civil engineer, former federal servant, wife, and mother of three boys.  Her career has been spent serving people and solving problems. She sees the County Board’s actions in the past few years as partisan and divisive, and feels that the people of DuPage deserves better.  “I run to change the landscape of DuPage politics to focus on people, not party,” stated Mullen.

Mullen’s focus is on issues that impact the lives of DuPage residents.  In her role as Township Supervisor, she has taken action in the Township to better the quality of life for residents through updates and enhancements to the social services offered, such as financial assistance and the Lisle Township Food Pantry. She also chairs the bipartisan Township board which has worked collaboratively to move forward large projects and improve the administration of the Township. Mullen also started the Youth in Crisis Coalition, a partnership of government organizations, schools, non-profits, concerned parents, and mental health practitioners that strives to reduce youth suicide in our communities. 

Mullen’s career has focused on stormwater, flooding and other environmental concerns. She will direct attention to help DuPage be more sustainable and resilient to possible disasters and environmental stresses. 


Mullen looks forward to speaking with residents throughout the campaign about their needs. “I run to solve problems for the people of DuPage, to get the work done, and have a positive impact in the lives of the people I represent.” 

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