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On February 26 the residents of Morton Grove will be asked to make a choice of who will represent the Action Party as its Mayoral Candidate.
I hear people say “Why vote? - It doesn’t really matter.” I respectfully disagree. Many residents of this village aren’t familiar with what the Action Party is or what it does. The organization had its beginnings nearly 50 years ago when a group of concerned citizens formed the party in response to malfeasance of some village trustees.
The Action Party is comprised of residents who are focused on maintaining honest and competent administration of the village. They accomplish this by supporting individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to Morton Grove through their involvement in the civic life of our community. Prospective candidates are not chosen based on their national political affiliation, but based on their commitment to the betterment of our town.
Given that candidates are human, and no human is perfect, we do not expect that our candidates be perfect either. What they are is dedicated to the welfare of Morton Grove and its residents.
The Action Party has selected Dan Staackmann as its candidate for re-election as Mayor of Morton Grove, and as its candidate for Mayor in 2009 based on his track record of turning around the troubled Park District while serving as President of that board along with his involvement in numerous community organizations (including being a founding member of the Morton Grove Days Committee).
The Action Party of Morton Grove believes that Dan Staackmann has done an excellent job in providing village services and holding the line on taxes. This is why he was endorsed for Mayor. I believe that voting does make a difference and that is why I will be supporting Dan Staackmann for Mayor.
James R. Verhunce