Fox Valley Labor News
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
NAPERVILLE — Candidates running for public office know the drill: fundraise, make voter contact, fundraise, know the issues, fundraise, attend governmental meetings, and more fundraising.
Candidate Paul Mandrik, running for Aurora’s 8th Ward Alderman, got off to a great start Jan. 13 where he and supporters gathered for a very early Fat Tuesday fundraising event at the home of White Eagle residents, Marina Reznitskaya and Ramin Mikaili.
Mandrik was joined by supporters, including many who have held public office in the past, are currently in office, or have been candidates themselves.
Guests enjoyed spicy jambalaya, honey sweetened corn bread and even a King Cake, made by Democratic Precinct 20 Committeewoman Rose Johnson. Democratic Precinct 8 Committeeman Max Bochmann was lucky enough to find the little plastic baby baked into the cake which, according to tradition, means Bochmann will be holding next year’s Fat Tuesday’s celebration!
Zydeco music kept the guests entertained and even though the temperature outside registered a shivery 12 degrees, inside it was hot and spicy.
Mandrik discussed his upcoming plans to reach out to voters of Ward 8. Some have already talked with Mandrik regarding issues they are concerned with. Moving forward with campaigning, he’s determined to gather information from voters and to find out what their issues and concerns are.
Mandrik is a 20 year resident of Ward 8, has been actively involved with his neighborhood associations, has been a small business owner and is committed to improving the quality of life for the residents he hopes to represent and serve in the City of Aurora’s 8th Ward.
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