Mark Egger

Age: 50

Profession: Mechanical engineer

Education: Riverside-Brookfield High School; Illinois Institute of Technology (BS mechanical engineering).

Political/community experience: District 94 school board member (2001-present); chairman, Brookfield-North Riverside Water Commission (1999-present); member, North Riverside Plan Commission (1995-present), chairman (1999-present); board member, North Riverside Public Library (1998-99); member, Education Advisory Committee of Komarek School (1994-2001).

Top three challenges: Proper allocation and utilization of funds to meet the growing costs of students with special needs; upkeep and improvement of the school buildings; maintain diverse curriculum of Komarek School.

Katherine M. Fischer

Age: 41

Profession: Licensed hairstylist

Education: Ippolito School of Cosmetology

Political/community experience: District 94 school board member since 1998; board member, Komarek School PTA for seven years (president two years, vice president two years, secretary three years).

Other experience: member University of Iowa Parents Board (2003-present).

William J. Frey

Age: 40

Profession: High school teacher, athletic trainer

Education: DePaul University (BA); Northern Illinois University (graduate coursework).

Political/community experience: North Riverside Recreation youth softball and baseball coach; board member, Grace Lutheran School.

Top three concerns: Maintain the highest standard of education possible while maintaining fiscal responsibility; focus on managing costs; look for alternative funding sources such as grants to help fund school programs.

Incumbent candidate Deborah Czajka did not respond to a request for information for the Election Guide.