Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00
I want to thank you for the honor of representing the place where I grew up and have lived my entire life. I went into public service because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and to fight for those who couldn’t fight for themselves. Whether in public service or as a private citizen I will continue to work to make the place that I call home a better place to live.
Over the years, I have worked with civic activists, PTAs, fire chiefs, village officials, school boards and school administrators. I thank them for their service as they work to improve the quality of life in our community without regard to politics or partisanship. I drive through the place that I call home and see how it has improved. Whether it was a blighted area turned into a beautiful pocket park, new playgrounds for our schools, downtown revitalization, or knowing that local fire departments have the critical life-saving tools they need, working with them proved that it truly does take “teamwork to make the dream work.”
Once again, thank you for the honor of representing you for the past six years. I will see you around town. Happy New Year!