Category: Elected Officials

What is a good speech? Delegates debate

Discussions overheard during Y&G’s Friday opening session uncovered a large variety of opinions about the speeches given by the running candidates. This revealed different perspectives about whether a practical or comical speech is more...

Where is Lt. Gov. Carly Leroy?

Is it true that Carly LeRoy, Lieutenant Governor, just left? The Observer randomly asked delegates how they felt about something that is not actually true, in an homage to a Jimmy Kimmel sketch. The...

Former Governor Booker reflects on Y&G

The new youth governor may be Daniel Park of Waubonsie Valley, but reflections of governors past are not so far behind. Isaiah Booker, the former youth governor from Naperville North, recalled his leadership experience....

Campaign finance irregularities discovered

According to “Candidate Financial Disclosure” forms obtained by The Observer, several candidates, including one gubernatorial candidate, failed to disclose the amounts spent on their campaigns.  Additionally, the range of spending among candidates was great,...