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Staackmann Has Done Well, Deserves Reelection

If the mayor had only gotten Dempster Street resurfaced, that would merit re-election, but he has done so much more. A Letter to the Editor by Fred Winkler.

Staackmann Has Done Well, Deserves Reelection


The following Letter to the Editor states the opinions of the author alone. Patch is acting as a platform for writers to express their views. 

About Morton Grove’s Future Eight years ago, Dan Staackmann ran for Mayor of Morton Grove and lost to some guy from Skokie. In his four years that guy did some good things – for Skokie! Now I thank God every day (OK, every three or four weeks) since Dan Staackmann beat Rick Krier in their 2009 rematch. If our home-grown Mayor had never accomplished anything more than re-surfacing and re-configuring Dempster Street, for that alone he deserves another four years as our Mayor. But, our current Board under Staackmann’s fiscally responsible leadership has accomplished so much more. Miles and miles of streets were resurfaced, water towers repainted and generally just doing the things our local government should be doing, and doing it well. Four years ago our village was broke and the people of Morton Grove voted to fix that by electing Staackmann. Now that it is fixed is a change in our leadership a good idea? I think not! Dan Staackmann deserves our votes and another four years at the helm of our Village. Vote for Staackmann on February 26. 

Fred Winkler

Morton Grove

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