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Jake Leahy Elected to Bannockburn School Board

Chicago Daily Observer 5 April 2017 No Comment

With precincts 100% reported, Jake Leahy has officially been elected as a member of the board of education for Bannockburn School District 106, the K-8 School serving Bannockburn residents. With four candidates on the ballot, he was the top vote getter in the race. Results showed Leahy with 10% more votes than the next closest competitor.

Jake Leahy will become the youngest elected official in Illinois when he takes office on May 2 and the youngest school board member in Illinois history (Congressman Aaron Schock was elected to the Peoria board of education at the age of 19 in 2001.)


Leahy has been elected to a four year term on the board of education. He graduated from Bannockburn School less than four years ago, which he attended for nine years. His priorities once he takes office include improving communication in the district by increasing the dialogue between the board of education and the students, recent alumni, and community members of the district.

Jake issued a statement saying, “Tonight’s results send a message which goes far beyond the boundaries of Bannockburn School District 106. This sends a message that young people should have a seat at the table, to determine their own future. Voters agreed last night, Springfield has been ignoring the will of the next generation for far too long, they cannot continue to recklessly borrow money on the back of my generation.”

More information is available at voteleahy.com. For any questions or media inquiries please contact the Campaign Manager Ben Gerstein ben@voteleahy.com or Jake Leahy at jake@voteleahy.com.

image Notre Dame Coach Frank Leahy

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