My support for David Pope for village president comes from working with him at the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, an economic development group created by the area's top CEOs, and seeing his remarkable analytical skills up close.
Many of you will have a chance to talk with my husband, David Pope, in the run-up to our April 5 local elections. You may ask him about his vision for our community, about what he would do as village president, and about what differentiates him from his two opponents. And I'm sure that you will hear from David about his vision for honest, open, responsible local government that builds upon the strengths of our community's core values.
As co-chair of the VMA selections committee and a 28 year politically active resident of Oak Park, I would urge my fellow residents to vote for the entire Oak Park First slate. Diana Carpenter has served our village well in the last four years.
We would like to encourage Oak Parkers to vote for Vic Guarino in his bid to become a member of District 97's School Board in the April 5 election. Vic brings a high level of enthusiasm for and commitment to the Oak Park schools.
When you do, you vote for integrity and experience.You also vote for a conscientious, forward-thinking official who has proven her dedication in serving Oak Park citizens efficiently, pleasantly, and with a thoughtful eye toward problem solving.
Sharon Patchak-Layman is running for Village Clerk of Oak Park. This is a courageous act by a top notch candidate. The current clerk is a good one. So why change? Because we deserve an excellent village clerk.
On last Wednesday evening I attended the D97 Board meeting held at Brooks. I was pleased that there were so many persons there. I appreciated hearing the avid support for Ms. Green. I have had 3 children to go to either Emerson or Brooks and I have one child there now.
I was dismayed by the Wednesday Journal's recent story reporting on police and security details assigned to protect fellow residents in the wake of the Lefkow murders ("Following Lefkow killings, cops keeping watch over at-risk villagers," March 9).