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updated: 4/6/2011 12:26 AM

Lombard chooses Breen, Fitzpatrick

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  • Laura Fitzpatrick

      Laura Fitzpatrick

  • Peter Breen

      Peter Breen

 
 

Lombard voters chose experience in one district and youth in another Tuesday as they re-elected village board incumbent District 5 Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick and chose Peter Breen, the youngest candidate in a three-way District 4 race.

Unofficial final vote totals show Fitzpatrick received 470 votes to defeat challenger James Hogan, who received 388.

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In District 4, Breen received 438 votes. Jeff Shuert followed with 261 and David Brown received 98.

District 2 Trustee Keith Giagnorio retained his seat after running unopposed.

Fitzpatrick and Breen said voters chose them after seeing their dedication to a trustee's duties.

"I really put 100 percent passion into the job and I think that shows," Fitzpatrick, 53, said.

First elected to village board in 2007, Fitzpatrick directs a district office for a state representative, leads the village board's community relations committee and founded the Lombard Arts Coalition.

Breen, 34, beat two other candidates who squared off for the District 4 seat left open by trustee Dana Moreau, who chose not to seek re-election.

"I'd like to think that I worked harder," Breen said. "I think people saw that and said 'This is the guy who's going to work hardest for us.'"

Breen, a public interest attorney, started two local organizations to help pregnant women and a grass-roots coalition against red-light cameras in Lombard.

Breen, Fitzpatrick and Giagnorio will be sworn in at a village board meeting May 5.

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