Candidate profile: DeKalb township supervisor

By Northern Star Staff

The following is the response to a Northern Star questionnaire sent to local candidates for the 2021 consolidated election. Answers have been lightly edited for clarity and consistency.

Name: Jim Luebke

Occupation: Manufacturing Manager

Education: BA History from NIU, AS Highland Community College

Related experience: DeKalb Township Trustee 2009-2013, DeKalb Township Supervisor Candidate 2013, DeKalb County Board Member 2014-present

Goals you want to accomplish if elected:

I want to restore the integrity to the Office of Township Supervisor through increased transparency and communication. When there is a lack of transparency, voters lose trust in their Elected Officials.

I will reach out to all of the residents of DeKalb Township through the media and through personally visiting all of DeKalb township to ensure that people know what services the Township offers and to listen to the concerns of the people of DeKalb Township.

Why students/residents should vote for you:

I will work to restore openness, integrity, and give DeKalb Township voters a choice on their April 6th Ballot. I will work to ensure that the Township government and its Committee on Youth represent the full diversity of our Township. If you believe, as I do, that democracy can only survive if there is Openness, Integrity, and a Choice, then please exercise your choice Write-in, Jim Luebke, for DeKalb Township Supervisor and fill in the bubble on your ballot in the April 6th Election, thank you for helping restore our Democracy. For more information go to or jimfordekalbtownship on Facebook.

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