03/31/2011 02:28 pm ET | Updated May 31, 2011

Why Highland Park, IL Students Should Support Nancy Rotering for Mayor

I'm not a typical student. Most of my friends aren't too involved in the Highland Park mayor's race, let alone any of the City Council Races. But I think it's critical that all Highland Park students who are of voting age, both at HPHS and away at college, vote in Tuesday's election.

Voters have a very easy choice to make on Tuesday. Nancy Rotering is a caring, thoughtful, intelligent, and analytical leader. She has worked, and will continue to work, to secure a strong financial position for Highland Park. She's pushed back against unnecessary spending items from the budget, like health care for council members. She's fought for the environment, and for public access to open spaces in Highland Park. Nancy has consistently risen above the drama that quite frequently permeates the Council. I'm confident that when Nancy Rotering becomes mayor, Highland Park's city government will be much more efficient and transparent.

Many students will leave Highland Park after college, but some will return to raise families here. With a remarkable park system, great schools, and lively culture, Highland Park is an ideal place to have a family. Nancy Rotering will work to ensure that the prospects for Highland Park's future remain strong.

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