Endorsements: Maglio, Wittman, Dahlstrom for Roselle village board
Editor's note: This has been updated to correct the spelling of candidates' names.
Incumbents Kory Atkinson, Andrew Maglio and Terrence Wittman are seeking re-election to three 4-year terms on the Roselle village board. They are challenged by Carrie Dahlstrom, Patrick Devitt and Robert Roddy. Of the incumbents, we prefer Maglio, a local business owner with 25 years of experience on the planning and zoning board, and Wittman, a two-term trustee and financial adviser. Wittman has a host of good ideas, knows finances and oozes enthusiasm. We endorse him with this caveat: He needs to control his temper. Wittman was censured by the village board for a public and profane outburst at organizers at Taste of Roselle last year. For the third spot, Dahlstrom is our choice. She has attended village board meetings regularly for the past three years as well as state hearings on plans to expand the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway. Her love of and enthusiasm for the village seem obvious. We are taking a pass on Atkinson, who touts his attention to detail and budgeting. But his legal efforts to have some opponents and mayoral candidates bounced from the ballot -- an effort he has lost twice yet is taking to the appellate court -- strike us as counterproductive. Devitt is a member of the local library and school boards, while Roddy's background is in construction and hotel management.
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