Dan Droogan and the Bolingbrook Report

Dan Droogan and the Bolingbrook Report

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Resident

Joliet, IL

#1 Feb 9, 2012
In one report the BBReport says "Second, he is not tied down to the Democrats anymore, which means he is not relying on a group of people that took last place with their candidate in the last election. Now he is free to jump on the Independent band wagon, which took the next top spots in the last local election. That group has money, resources, people, and drive. They have supporters locally that the Democrats do not. "

and in another they say "Dan Droogan vs. Tom Braxton for Dupage 015 Precinct Committeeman
We find it ironic that these two would be battling it out for Precinct Committeemen in the same arena. It is ironic because Droogan held the position of DuPage Township Democrat Chair and was replaced by Tom Braxton just a little over a year ago. Now the races heat up to determine if this was the right choice. The Democrats supported the move to change leaders, but do the people that reside in this area? Is this battle personal or is it just political with no agenda? It will be fun to watch! "

Even they can't keep their own stories straight.

Is Dan an Democrat or his he joining the political party that has failed every time they've had a candidate run for office?
Bolingbrook Voter

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 Feb 20, 2012
Hey Resident,

The Dupage Township Democrats have elections every two years for party chair. Tom and Dan do not even live in the same precinct.

Never, ever believe anything the BR has to say because they are always wrong!
Samuel Adams

Bolingbrook, IL

#3 Feb 20, 2012
Bolingbrook Voter wrote:
Hey Resident,
The Dupage Township Democrats have elections every two years for party chair. Tom and Dan do not even live in the same precinct.
Never, ever believe anything the BR has to say because they are always wrong!
Actually, thanks to the new redistricting, they do live in the same precinct now.
every one else

Whiting, IN

#4 Feb 20, 2012
And you think anyone cares?
Harry

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Feb 21, 2012
Just goes to show that the naysayers always trying to prove the BR wrong arre actually the one's wrong. They should have looked at the ballot before speaking. I did see both of them on the same precinct and found it funny.
Bolingbrook Voter

Bolingbrook, IL

#6 Feb 21, 2012
Harry wrote:
Just goes to show that the naysayers always trying to prove the BR wrong arre actually the one's wrong. They should have looked at the ballot before speaking. I did see both of them on the same precinct and found it funny.
How does one see an Illinois election ballot from Bolingbrook in MO?
Mary

Schiller Park, IL

#7 Feb 22, 2012
So Harry from Chesterfield MO, can you explain to the naysayers why in one story the BBReport says that he's not a Democrat and in another story they're talking about him being running for a position in the Democratic party?
WOW

Downers Grove, IL

#8 Feb 22, 2012
He's a Independent Dem. Get over it!
M Pardo

Finland

#9 Feb 22, 2012
He's a Independent Dem. Get over it!
Bryan Griffin

Bolingbrook, IL

#10 Feb 26, 2012
The DTDO bylaws have a 2 term limit for Chairman, but does not have rules preventing a former term limited Chair from runing for the Chairmanship again after two years have passed. That is why Tom Braxton did not run for Chairman in 2006 and Dan Droogan did not in 2010.

The recent redistricting put Braxton and Droogan in the same precinct, which means that only one can become precinct committeeman and, therefore, the odd man out cannot run for Chair. After a two year nap, Droogan has decided that he wants back in, yet Braxton has no plans to leave.

Comparing the two as Chairs, Dan Droogan's day has long passed, along with any goodwill he once had within Democratic circles within Will County. The performance that was exhibited on his last day as Chair in 2010, only serves as a window to the future, if he runs the DTDO once again. If he gets his hands on the Chairmanship, expect a massive exodus of members. The Will County Dems do not want to see that in an important election year and will be helping the more steady Braxton stay in charge.

As for the BR, they do not know what they're talking about, as usual. Just last year, they were obsesed with trashing Droogan every chance they had. Now, they see him as an "independent" savoir? Is he horrible or a hero? Make up your minds.

As for the elections that the BR says the Dems have lost, the DTDO actually did well in 2010 within DuPage Township. Every candidate down the ballot won DuPage Township. Even candidates who lost their elections (Giannoulis, McGuire, Harper) won DuPage Township. Check out the Will County Clerk's website and crunch the numbers yourself (no pun intended).

Braxton's record is good and the boys in Joliet know it and will want more of the same.
Truth Teller

Bolingbrook, IL

#11 Feb 26, 2012
Bryan Griffin wrote:
The DTDO bylaws have a 2 term limit for Chairman, but does not have rules preventing a former term limited Chair from runing for the Chairmanship again after two years have passed. That is why Tom Braxton did not run for Chairman in 2006 and Dan Droogan did not in 2010.
The recent redistricting put Braxton and Droogan in the same precinct, which means that only one can become precinct committeeman and, therefore, the odd man out cannot run for Chair. After a two year nap, Droogan has decided that he wants back in, yet Braxton has no plans to leave.
Comparing the two as Chairs, Dan Droogan's day has long passed, along with any goodwill he once had within Democratic circles within Will County. The performance that was exhibited on his last day as Chair in 2010, only serves as a window to the future, if he runs the DTDO once again. If he gets his hands on the Chairmanship, expect a massive exodus of members. The Will County Dems do not want to see that in an important election year and will be helping the more steady Braxton stay in charge.
As for the BR, they do not know what they're talking about, as usual. Just last year, they were obsesed with trashing Droogan every chance they had. Now, they see him as an "independent" savoir? Is he horrible or a hero? Make up your minds.
As for the elections that the BR says the Dems have lost, the DTDO actually did well in 2010 within DuPage Township. Every candidate down the ballot won DuPage Township. Even candidates who lost their elections (Giannoulis, McGuire, Harper) won DuPage Township. Check out the Will County Clerk's website and crunch the numbers yourself (no pun intended).
Braxton's record is good and the boys in Joliet know it and will want more of the same.
What on earth are you smoking? The DTDO has been a mess since Tom Braxton returned as chairman. The attendance at the monthly meeting has become a joke and the fundraising is an utter disaster. Pat McGuire was elected County Treasurer when Dan Droogan was Chairman, lost with Tom Braxton at the helm because Tom couldn't deliver the increased turnout in democratic DuPage to counteract the results in other more republican townships. Braxton sucks at rallying the troops, raising money and getting people out to knock on doors. Hell he doesn't even work his OWN precinct. Which is why he is going to get his ass handed to him by Dan Droogan. I have personally heard Larry Walsh call him a joke. That's hope much the boys in Joliet really think of him.
Bryan Griffin

Bolingbrook, IL

#12 Mar 8, 2012
Nice try, cherry picking McGuire's 2010 race. Go to the Will County Clerk's website and crunch the numbers yourself. McGuire lost overall, but won DuPage Township 52-48% during a heavily anti-incumbent year. While you're checking that number, go all the way down the ballot and see that all the Dems won DuPage Township in 2010.

Another example is Carmen Goodman, who won DuPage 54-46% in 2010. Remember Judge Goodman? She was a sitting judge a few years ago when she chose Danny as her campaign manager (while he was also Dem Party Chair). That personnel mistake caused her to lose in the primary to an unknown. While Danny was shmoozin', the poor judge was losin'. She ran her own campaign for another judgeship in 2010 and won.

Danny's a friendly guy and a good door to door worker, but is not a big picture strategy kind of guy. He had the faith of the Dems in 2009, when they wanted him to run for Supervisor against Mayer. Instead he balked and ran again for trustee on a slate he put together. The Dem trustee candidates were three white guys. Oops, forgot to look at the big picture and made the Republicans look more inclusive. The one Dem he turned the party's back on, ended up winning her race.

He was very popular in 2006, but that won't translate to 2012. The Peter Pan thing is no longer cute when Peter is well into middle age.
Samuel Adams

Bolingbrook, IL

#13 Mar 8, 2012
Bryan Griffin wrote:
Nice try, cherry picking McGuire's 2010 race. Go to the Will County Clerk's website and crunch the numbers yourself. McGuire lost overall, but won DuPage Township 52-48% during a heavily anti-incumbent year. While you're checking that number, go all the way down the ballot and see that all the Dems won DuPage Township in 2010.
Another example is Carmen Goodman, who won DuPage 54-46% in 2010. Remember Judge Goodman? She was a sitting judge a few years ago when she chose Danny as her campaign manager (while he was also Dem Party Chair). That personnel mistake caused her to lose in the primary to an unknown. While Danny was shmoozin', the poor judge was losin'. She ran her own campaign for another judgeship in 2010 and won.
Danny's a friendly guy and a good door to door worker, but is not a big picture strategy kind of guy. He had the faith of the Dems in 2009, when they wanted him to run for Supervisor against Mayer. Instead he balked and ran again for trustee on a slate he put together. The Dem trustee candidates were three white guys. Oops, forgot to look at the big picture and made the Republicans look more inclusive. The one Dem he turned the party's back on, ended up winning her race.
He was very popular in 2006, but that won't translate to 2012. The Peter Pan thing is no longer cute when Peter is well into middle age.
Good job with the spin. But as one of Braxton's minions I would expect no less. Old Tommy boy is the one feeling the heat, since most of his new precinct is made up of Droogan's old precinct. And I was actually surprised to see him walking it for this election. It's nice to see him finally getting off his butt and doing the grunt work. I guess facing the end of your pitifully, self-serving political is a great motivator.

Tom is and always has been a zero as a leader. Ruby Lofton is the one really running things behind the scenes at the DTDO. Tom has raised almost nothing in the way of money for the DTDO. All the money that is left in their rather meager treasury are the funds that were left when Dan Droogan left office. Tell me where is Steve Schiesel, Cousy Nash and the other members of Tom's leadership team have been lately? When you can't even get your own board members to show up for your meetings it doesn't say much for your leadership skills.

And by the way, Judge Goodman lost her first race because Laird Ozmon was determined to buy the election for his girlfriend Paula Gamora. He cozied up to Larry Walsh and other Will County Democrats with sizable campaign donations and basically bought their support for the primary. And as a member of the Will County Board Mr. Thomas Braxton knew all about it. In 2010, the local dems didn't want to run the risk of denying an African-American judicial candidate yet again, plus nobody was willing to really pay them to do it. So Carmen was finally able to breeze in with their support. By the way, I haven't seen Laird Ozmon at a Will County Dem meeting in a couple of years now. Why do you suppose he stopped coming? I know - he got what he paid for.
Truth Seeker

Bolingbrook, IL

#14 Mar 9, 2012
Jackie Traynere should become the DTDO Chairman.
Samuel Adams

Bolingbrook, IL

#15 Mar 9, 2012
Truth Seeker wrote:
Jackie Traynere should become the DTDO Chairman.
Absolutely! I for one would love to see that.
Sidney

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 9, 2012
How about Bonnie for DTDO Chairperson? She has all the right qualifications.
Samuel Adams

Bolingbrook, IL

#17 Mar 9, 2012
Sidney wrote:
How about Bonnie for DTDO Chairperson? She has all the right qualifications.
Not even close.
Sidney

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 9, 2012
Samuel Adams wrote:
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Not even close.
What is not even close, her qualifications? You are mistaken if that is the case.
Bryan Griffin

Bolingbrook, IL

#19 Mar 9, 2012
Screw you Sydney. Bonnie's not even a Democrat
Sydney

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 9, 2012
Bryan Griffin wrote:
Screw you Sydney. Bonnie's not even a Democrat
Screw you! Your mom is not African American, but that did not stop her from testing the waters on the other side.

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