Endorsements: Duris, Humbert, McGowan, Zurek for Dist. 12 board

  • Kimberly Duris

    Kimberly Duris

  • Christopher Humbert

    Christopher Humbert

  • James McGowan

    James McGowan

  • Steven Zurek

    Steven Zurek

The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Posted3/6/2021 4:05 PM

Five candidates are running for four school board seats in Roselle School District 12.

Four incumbents are seeking reelection. They are Kim Duris, Chris Humbert, James McGowan and Steve Zurek. Zurek is the current board president. McGowan was appointed two years ago and is the board's vice president. Duris was appointed to the school board in May 2019 and currently serves on the board's policy committee. Humbert was appointed to the board in February 2020.


The lone non-incumbent running is David Franzen, who was raised in Roselle and is running to give back and stay involved in the community.

We endorse Duris, Humbert, McGowan and Zurek. All four current board members have worked well together through the pandemic and have the experience to continue addressing school plans as the pandemic continues.

Continuity and experience on the board have helped Roselle District 12 accomplish a successful school year with both fully in-person and fully remote learners. Because of their success, these incumbent board members deserve the chance to finish the school year and see their plans through to the end -- and then move on to the new challenges the future will bring. McGowen also points out that he and his fellow board members would like to tackle important issues that have been in the works since before the pandemic struck. Current board members would also like more time to focus on their strategic plan. We think they deserve it.

Franzen brings a fresh perspective to the board, and he could be a great contribution in the future. For now, we view consistency and experience more important than ever to keep plans on track and flourishing in Roselle District 12. Duris, Humbert, McGowan and Zurek.

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