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Tom Cullerton tells College of DuPage, “Stop infighting”

tc civics 53015VILLA PARK- Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) released an open letter to students, faculty and DuPage County taxpayers calling on the College of DuPage’s board to quit its infighting and find a way to work together through the use of a third-party mediator.

“In Springfield, we were able to set our differences aside to negotiate a bipartisan compromise to release gas tax money to local municipalities,” said Cullerton. “If we can work together, so can you.”

This week, the College of DuPage board refused to meet, fueling an impasse. The board was unable to conduct college business, such as discussing new hires and academic programs.

“The students, faculty and tax payers of DuPage County deserve better,” said Cullerton. “The College of DuPage is a tremendous resource to our community. We need a third-party mediator to move us in the right direction to rehabilitate the public image of this fine institution.”

Letter is attached.

Sen. Tom Cullerton

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23rd Legislative District

Years served: 2013 - Present

Committee assignments: Energy and Public Utilities; Insurance; Labor; State Government; Transportation; Veterans Affairs (Chairperson); Sub. on Utility Rate Regulations (Sub-Chairperson).

Biography: Born Sept. 20, 1969; studied at the University of Kansas; former village president and trustee of Villa Park; married (wife Stacey), three sons.

Associated Representatives:
Deb Conroy
Diane Pappas