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My name is Keith White. I currently serve as the chairperson of the Village's Traffic & Safety Committee. My wife, Joan and I live with our daughter near Niles West. I was born and raised in Morton Grove and my parents Joan and Bud lived on Elm Street and were very active in the Village.
I am a second-generation member of the Action Party and was a member of this year’s screening committee. I had the opportunity to review each candidate’s background and hear his vision for the future of Morton Grove. I was very impressed with Dan DiMaria and his pro-active approach attracting new businesses. Dan is a “people person”-he reaches out to people, listens to their concerns, and works together to solve problems. Dan is a true leader-he is not afraid to speak his mind, takes responsibility when things go wrong, and shares credit with everyone when things go right.
Dan is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago. He owned and operated his family business for over 15 years and now is a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. He understands the challenges we face and will work to maintain our great services without raising taxes. Dan believes the best way we can do this is by growing our economy – bringing in new high revenue producing businesses and helping existing businesses, thrive, and prosper. In my opinion, his energy, people skills, leadership, and innovative thinking are just what the Village of Morton Grove needs at this time.
I support Dan DiMaria for Mayor and ask you to join me and vote for him on February 26.
Morton Grove Resident