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Letter: New Downers Grove councilman thanks voters

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:48 p.m. CDT

Dear neighbors,

I am honored to have been selected to serve the people of Downers Grove on our village council.

During my campaign, I promised to bring a fresh voice to our council as an advocate for Downers Grove residents, with a focus on efficiently providing village services so taxes and fees are affordable for residents, promoting a strong business and commercial presence in town, and engaging residents from all walks of life to ensure everyone is represented in village government.

I look forward to working with residents and the council to accomplish these goals.

This was a campaign in which Downers Grove voters truly had no bad options.

In particular, I would like to thank Marilyn Schnell for her many years of dedicated service. Her tireless efforts on behalf of our community have benefited all residents and have made Downers Grove a place we are proud to call home. Thank you, Marilyn.

Congratulations are also in order for Bob Barnett and Greg Hose on their election. Their energy and ideas will certainly transcend the campaign season, and I look forward to working with them on the village council.

Over the past months, I was continually energized about the future of our community as I spoke with residents. I know our entire council will be committed to hearing your voices and ideas so we can all work together to make our Village even better.

Thank you again for your trust and support. I look forward to serving you!

David S. Olsen, Downers Grove

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