Thank you for your very kind words and your generous appraisal of my candidacy for village president. Taken together with the endorsements that I have received from the other two local media outlets (March 16 Oak Leaves endorsement, and March 22 Oak Park Journal endorsement), I believe that my chances of being elected on April 5 are promising.
I appreciate Wednesday Journal's view of me as an "excellent and dedicated" board member. I respond nonetheless to its concern that I made a relatively belated decision to run for reelection. Personal and professional considerations always weigh heavily on such a decision.
When I read your analysis of my candidacy for the District 97 Elementary School Board in the March 23 issue it became clear that we are of like minds on many election-related matters, including that I'm "the real deal" and if elected, I "would be a strong, independent-minded" school board member.
I am writing to express my strong support for returning Carolyn Newberry Schwartz to the school board. I have known Carolyn for several years as a friend, and have watched over the last four years as Carolyn has poured her heart and time into school board matters.
I found your endorsement of Bob Milstein to be bizarre and illogical. Your editorial begins by saying you want a "strong leader" who can bring change in both "policy and tone" to the Board of Trustees.
The recently adopted plan for the redevelopment of our downtown is a remarkable document?#34;not just because of its content, which is very good, but also because of the broad community process that created it.
Photojournalist and trustee candidate Martha Brock's first foray into Black history occurred more than four decades ago when she, like so many other Chicago-area African Americans, was born in Mississippi during the Civil Rights era.