Jackie Traynere is a proud, lifelong resident of Bolingbrook who has dedicated herself to keeping her community a great place to live and raise a family. This commitment is rooted in Jackie’s own experience growing up in Bolingbrook and attending Bolingbrook High, and it’s why Jackie raised her children right here in her hometown – in the very house she grew up in.
As a child at Northview Elementary School, Jackie experienced firsthand the positive influence local leaders can have on the community when her fourth grade class successfully lobbied the Governor to get a crosswalk and crossing guard put in place over Route 53 so her classmates could safely walk to school. As an adult, this early experience inspired Jackie to volunteer with the local Democratic party and later run for local office so she could give back to the community that helped give her so much.
Today, Jackie is serving her third term on the Will County Board where she’s successfully held the line on local property taxes while improving public safety, easing traffic congestion, and protecting our parks and green spaces. Jackie prides herself on being accessible and keeping her office open and transparent, it’s why she’s the only Board member to proactively send regular updates and useful County information to the people she proudly represents.
Jackie’s commitment to helping people extends to her professional life as well, for over 22 years she worked as an organizer for American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). In that capacity she worked on social and economic justice for workers, helping them come together and collectively fight for a better life through higher wages, improved working conditions and reliable benefits.
In addition to working with AFGE members for the past 22 years, Jackie started her own small business, The Cleaning Authority. Together with her husband Joe, where we employed over 30 people. They also worked with an organization called Cleaning For A Reason, a non-profit giving women with cancer free home cleanings while they are undergoing chemo and radiation therapy. We sold our business in 2019 as Jackie was getting more involved in the community.
Jackie is running for Mayor of Bolingbrook, leading the Bolingbrook United Ticket, because the Village needs an inclusive leader who reflects the community’s values. Jackie is committed to embracing our great diversity, encouraging growth and opportunity for every family, business, and neighborhood, and responsibly managing the Village’s finances to address the $316,000,000 (yes million) debt plaguing the community – all with a commitment to transparency and accountability to the residents of Bolingbrook. She pledges to listen to all, work towards eliminating garbage tax and most importantly, be a FULL TIME Mayor for the residents.