Mary Shiffer, a New Leadership Party candidate, is one of the strongest and most appealing newcomers to Oak Park politics I have seen in a long time. Finally, we have a candidate who seems to truly understand Oak Park’s strengths as a community – its charm, its walkability, its transit, its schools, and its people – and believe in those strengths enough to know that we don’t have to pay off developers to come here. I believe Mary knows how to exercise the kind of leadership that will have developers coming hat-in-hand to us, not the other way around. She deserves our vote and a chance to help turn this community around.

Ann Alexander, Oak Park

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