Caucus Connection 2024 – Ward 3

These are the candidates for the 2024-25 Caucus Committee from Ward 3.

Mary Kay Brunner

Having lived in Lake Forest since 1987 and raising my children here I truly think of Lake Forest as a Special Place.

Receiving my Real Estate License in 1989, I began an exciting and fulfilling career mainly selling in Lake Forest/Lake Bluff.

In 1995 I acquired a day care center here and changed the name to Lake Forest Child Care. I had that until West Campus closed in 2003.When I purchased that we started with 45 children and grew to 120 and received Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Continuing in Real Estate, awards I received were Chairman's Award, Presidents Club, Multi-Million Dollar Producer and Team Spirit Award.  Positions held have been, Woodlands Academy Mother's Club Social Chair, Lake Forest High School Booster Club, Treasurer, Circle President, Vice President Women's Board of Catholic Charities and a current member of the League of Women Voters' of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff.

Richard Fisher

Richard I. Fisher, MD (Rich) retired in June, 2021, and moved back to Chicagoland area to be near his two daughters and five grandchildren.   He is a medical oncologist who trained at Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the National Cancer Institute.  He directed the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola; the Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester; and as President and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia was the Most Admired CEO according to Philadelphia Business Journal.  He has served as President of Loyola Faculty Senate; Director of the Rochester Medical Faculty Group; and Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  He lives in Ward 3 with Susan, his wife of 45 years, and his two Irish Setters.  Rich looks forward to making a contribution to the Lake Forest Caucus.

Sandra Petroshius

Sandra Petroshius has lived in Lake Forest since 2016. She graduated from Marquette University in English and Secondary Education. After teaching at Lane Technical High School in Chicago, she had a 32-year career in educational publishing, becoming Executive Editor at Pearson/Scott Foresman and Harcourt/Rigby. Her community roles include Board positions with Youth and Family Counseling in Libertyville and the Carnegie Preservation Project in Waukegan. Currently, Sandra is a Reading Power tutor, a voter registrar, and Lake Forest Open Lands Association volunteer. In 2016, she founded and continues to lead the Poetry Group at Lake Forest Library.