Mundelein mayoral, board candidates to meet in online forums next week, courtesy of Mundelein High students

  • Clockwise from upper from left, Dawn Abernathy, Steve Lentz, Robin Meier and Thomas Ouimet are candidates for Mundelein mayor in the 2021 election.

    Clockwise from upper from left, Dawn Abernathy, Steve Lentz, Robin Meier and Thomas Ouimet are candidates for Mundelein mayor in the 2021 election.

  • Mundelein High School students will lead a pair of virtual forums next week for candidates for mayor and village trustee.

      Mundelein High School students will lead a pair of virtual forums next week for candidates for mayor and village trustee. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer, 2018

 
 
Updated 2/24/2021 1:58 PM
Editor's note: The web address and pass code for the forums has been updated.

Candidates running for mayor and village board in Mundelein will talk about the issues facing the town in a pair of student-led, online forums next week.

The trustee candidates have been invited to attend a forum set for 6 p.m. Tuesday. The mayoral candidates' forum is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Current and former Advanced Placement government students at Mundelein High School will host the sessions.

"It's a great opportunity for students to get involved in local politics, which is usually left out of the traditional AP government curriculum," teacher Tom Kuhn said. "Students also get a chance to apply the concepts they've learned about at the national level to politics at the local level."

Students helped create a Facebook page for the event and a Google form for questions. They'll also ask the candidates questions, among other tasks.

People can join the forums at: zoom.us/j/91701730242. The pass code is 5M3n%u&?.

To submit questions before the events, go to bit.ly/3qq4xN4 or email Kuhn at tkuhn@d120.org.

Four people are running for mayor: incumbent Steve Lentz, trustees Dawn Abernathy and Robin Meier, and Mundelein High School board member Thomas Ouimet. The seat carries a 4-year term.

Seven people are running for three 4-year trustee terms: Willie Davismckennie, Ray Mullen, former Trustee Angela Trillhaase, Jenny Ross, Village Clerk Sol Cabachuela, Edith Reese and Tim Wilson. None are incumbent trustees.

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