I can't think of a more thoughtful, professional, reasonable, or hard-working public servant than Jim Taglia. We have disagreed on a few issues that were important to me, but I would not trade him as a colleague for anyone.
I believe that having differing viewpoints makes for a strong board. Being a trustee can be challenging. Certain decisions you are forced to make inevitably disappoint some residents or stakeholders, no matter how you vote. Jim understands the nuance and complexity, not only of how government works, but also consensus building and relationships.
Wednesday Journal's editorial endorsement perfectly stated that Jim is "necessary glue. Steady. Well studied. Without ego." It has been an honor and privilege working with Jim Taglia these last two years. I hope to continue working with him.
Trustee, village of Oak Park
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