Biographical Information regarding...
John L. Kirkton
Candidate for re-election to the Board of Education,
Bremen High School District 228
... I grew up in Tinley Park, and have been a resident of Oak Forest
    since 1983.

... My wife Sue and I have two children, both of whom are
    graduates of Oak Forest High School.

... I bring to the Board more than 30 years of corporate
    management experience, supported by a law degree
    and an undergraduate degree in business administration.

... Elected to the District 228 Board in 2007, I have been honored to
    serve as the Board’s president for the last 2 years.
“I am running for a third four-year term on the District 228 Board of Education because I want the forward momentum that we have in the District to continue. Among other things, District initiatives have dramatically reduced failures and increased advanced placement opportunities for the students, while maintaining fiscal responsibility. The current Board has been committed to conducting the business of the District with openness and professionalism. I believe that problems are solved through communication and compromise—and by striving to do the right thing for the students rather than settling for the easy or popular answer.”

  • If I am re-elected, I pledge to represent the District with dignity,
    and honesty, —doing what I believe is in the best interests
    of the students and the taxpayers.