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Letter to the Editor: Residents support David Olsen for village council

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:56 p.m. CDT

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In the March 6 Downers Grove Reporter, the Downers Grove Community Advocates announced their endorsements for the open seats for the village council in the upcoming election on April 9.

I was very disappointed that this political organization did not recognize a newcomer to this election named David Olsen.

David is a young man who has made an impression on my husband and I as we have been considering our choice for voting in this election.

David went to Downers Grove South HS with our son, where he was in the top 2 percent of his graduating class and went on to the University of Illinois, where he was the student body president.

When David came to our house to discuss his candidacy, he impressed us with how energetic he was about tackling some of the important issues about fiscal responsibility and representing all members of our community.

We have taken notice of his community involvement and believe he embodies all of the characteristics that will allow him to have an impact on our town.

We believe it is important to have responsible young adults involved in decisions for the future of our village.

In the upcoming election, I would encourage every voter to consider David Olsen, who would bring an independent voice with new ideas from his professional background to the council and continue making Downers Grove a great place to live.

Donna Meister, Downers Grove

To the editor:

As the current municipal election draws near, I want to bring attention to the campaign of David S. Olsen for Downers Grove Commissioner.

I attended Downers Grove South High School and the University of Illinois with David. It makes me very proud that a friend of mine engages in the civic processes of our village and truly cares about the people he hopes to represent.

David earns the respect of people he meets by showing his compassion for their interests. He has visited with my family and friends, walked the neighborhoods of Downers Grove, and held several meet-and-greets at local coffee shops.

His goal is to meet as many citizens of Downers Grove as possible and listen to their stories and hopes for the village. As a social studies teacher, I can think of no better candidate to vote for than one who listens to constituents and encourages their involvement in civic processes.

David’s experience with government began at the University of Illinois where he was elected student body president and continued when he became a Republican Committeeman for the 54th Precinct of Downers Grove.

He has been a regular observer at Downers Grove Village Council meetings for the past two years which has influenced his desire to run for office.

David’s goal is to stay fiscally responsible and attract high quality jobs and businesses to Downers Grove while keeping affordable living a priority.

We grew up in Downers Grove and want to ensure that it continues to be a thriving community. I hope you will join me in voting for David S. Olsen for Downers Grove Commissioner on Tuesday, April 9.

Emma Rechner, Downers Grove

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