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I am writing to confirm my support for Dan DiMaria as the next Mayor (Village President) of our Village of Morton Grove.
My wife Jeannie and I have lived in Morton Grove for almost 26 years. During those 26 years at various times we have been quite involved in school activities, youth activities and activities at St. Martha Church. We have consciously stayed out of Morton Grove “politics”, principally because we felt that in our Village there is really no need for politics; that one needs only to vote to elect the best person/people on the ballot each Election Day.
This time however, I did feel the need to get more involved. In the upcoming Primary Election (Feb. 26) we will need to choose between two people and their two different styles. I have known Dan DiMaria for many years in various capacities. He and I are both experienced business owners, and we both have a strong entrepreneurial outlook. I support Dan DiMaria because I believe that his style, his energy, his entrepreneurial outlook, and the enthusiasm that he has for Morton Grove (and seemingly everything else) is what Morton Grove is in greatest need of at this time. I believe that Dan DiMaria is the right person to move us forward during the next 4 years; a time when we will need to encourage and seek economic development like never before, a time when we will need to aggressively compete for development opportunities and dollars, and a time when we will need to develop and implement new strategies to compete most successfully.
Please do not interpret my support for Dan DiMaria as a criticism of or complaint about our current Mayor, Dan Staackman. Dan has worked very hard during his term as our Mayor, a term during which the economic conditions have been unquestionably challenging. It is my opinion, however, that Dan DiMaria’s energy and style make him the right person to serve as the next Mayor of Morton Grove, which is why he will get my vote on February 26th.
Anthony R. Hofeld