My long-time friend, John Phelan, is a candidate for the Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 school board. Voters have been given an exceptional candidate in John Phelan. I went to OPRFHS and DePaul University College of Law with Phelan and am highly confident that Phelan will serve our community extremely well.

Phelan is a man of exceptional integrity who grew up in our community and has chosen to educate his children in our schools. He has been active in numerous community activities and is highly respected by his peers and neighbors. His exhibited leadership in business and altruistic endeavors will only enhance the already strong reputation of Oak Park and River Forest High School.

As a practicing labor and employment attorney, Phelan has successfully navigated complex and unique litigation and union-related issues. His highly relevant legal experience will provide significant insight into the many business and legal questions facing the Oak Park and River Forest High school board.

Phelan has also mastered the complex educational issues of particular importance at Oak Park and River Forest High School. His innovative policies will enhance the educational performance of all OPRFHS students.

John Phelan is one of us. I am proud to call him a friend and am sure the Oak Park and River Forest communities will be highly satisfied with his work on behalf of our teens.

William B. Sullivan
Oak Park

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