We are thrilled that David Schrodt has decided to run for the District 200 school board. We have known David for 20 years: He is brilliant, thoughtful, professional and caring — exactly the characteristics that we look for in elected officials.

David isn’t a politician trying to grab headlines; he is looking to be a true public servant. A lawyer and CPA, he has a unique ability to grasp complex issues and find solutions. He challenges others to be their best while always listening and serving as a bridge builder.

He recognizes the heavy burden that taxes place on all Oak Park and River Forest residents as well as the challenges that creates in maintaining the diverse community and OPRF student body that so many of us cherish.

He wants to actively advance racial equity and social justice issues at the high school. His ideas include a clear plan to ensure that OPRF becomes a leader in preparing all of its students in new media as one way to prepare our students for the future.

The high school board needs David’s perspective, temperament and progressive ideas. We hope you will join us is casting a vote for Schrodt.

Bob & Vicki Tucker, Oak Park

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