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posted: 3/12/2013 5:00 AM

Thanks to those who serve in public office

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The coming local elections see the end of the service of two long time suburban mayors, Bill Murphy (Woodridge) and Arlene Mulder (Arlington Heights). Mayor Murphy is completing his 32nd year and Mayor Mulder her 20th.

Having known both of them for a number of years, I wanted to congratulate them for their hard work and dedicated service.

If any of the public had any idea of how many hours it takes to serve as a mayor or trustee or for that matter anyone serving on a school, park or library board, then maybe we would complain less. All of these people are trying to do the best they can and try to serve the best interests of their constituents.

It is easy to write a letter to Fencepost and tell them what they should do. It is another story to step up and run for office and try to do the job better.

Again, thanks for all of the work you have done in the years of serving the villages of Woodridge and Arlington Heights.

Jack Halpin

Arlington Heights

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