On April 4, 2017, the citizens of Northbrook will have the chance to vote for the open positions for the Village Board of Trustees. Those selected will serve for the next four years. I know you all have marked your calendar on that Tuesday and we will have a 100% voter turnout! Ok fine, its local politics and I haven’t followed any of these candidates on twitter.
For the first time this year I participated in the Northbrook Caucus. I had always been a bit skeptical about the current one-party system. However, I discovered the Caucus was a well-organized process where candidates submitted both a written application and were also vetted in person by the members of the Caucus. At the end of the process, the Caucus submitted approval for Kathryn Ciesla, Muriel Collison and Jason Han. It is my opinion that Ciesla, Collison and Han were unequivocally the best candidates to represent Northbrook for the next 4 years.
While some candidates chose to avoid the Northbrook Caucus vetting system, I do value the Northbrook citizens that volunteered their time on weeknights and weekends last fall to ask the tough questions about the direction of our Village. In the future, I would certainly consider voting for a candidate that participated, but was not selected by the Caucus. However, I cannot support a candidate who was unwilling to participate in the process entirely.
On April 4th, I’ll be voting for Ciesla, Collison and Han. I will also support Sandy Frum and Debbie Ford who are running unopposed. I’m excited for what these candidates can collectively bring to the leadership of Northbrook!
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