Applying for Endorsement

Application and Candidate Requirements

Candidate Requirements

Candidates for the District 109 Board of Education, must be:

  • U.S. citizens

  • Registered voters

  • Residents of School District 109 for at least one year prior to the date of the election in the odd-numbered year

  • He or she shall not be a child sex offender as defined in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012 [105ILCS 5/10-10].

Please note that candidates must pick up the packet of election filing materials from the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan.

The State of Illinois 2023 Candidate's Guide can be downloaded here. (See p. 42 for Board of Education members.)

Key filing and election dates can be found here.


The 2022-23 application is available in multiple formats:

The application deadline is November 4, 2022


Candidates will sit for two rounds of interviews with the Caucus. Candidates must attend both rounds to be considered for endorsement.

November 7, 2022 Time TBD

Candidate interviews, first round, DPS109 District Center

November 14, 2022 Time TBD

Candidate interviews, second round, DPS109 District Center


For questions regarding the application process, please contact David Mutnick.