Like many people in Oak Park, I knew Bridgett Baron as a name on the comment boards before I met her “in real life.” From reading her intelligent comments on the Wednesday Journal website, I developed great respect for her years before I got to know her personally. She operates from a fact-based foundation and is well-reasoned in presenting her thoughts.

Bridgett’s clear-thinking approach is a refreshing break from the often emotion-laden reactions that further entrench one side against another. She has an uncanny ability to cut through so much of the noise generated by disparate opinions by presenting information based on reliable sources and her own experience and knowledge.

As I’ve gotten to know her over the past few years, my high opinion of her has only been strengthened. Bridgett is respectful of others and tries to offer actual answers rather than empty platitudes. She truly plans to keep taxpayers’ interests in mind and hold the line on spending. Knowing her, I know that means she will do her utmost to be a responsible steward of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars.

Bridgett would make an excellent trustee for the village. I encourage others who are not familiar with her to get to know her either in person at an upcoming forum or through her website ( Please consider giving her your vote for Oak Park Village Board trustee.

Maureen Kleinman

Oak Park

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