U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and former Arlington Racetrack president Ed Duffy are endorsing Mark Hellner in his campaign for Arlington Heights mayor.
Hellner, an attorney and 16-year resident of the village, faces Ron Drake and Trustee Tom Hayes in next week's election to decide the replacement for outgoing Mayor Arlene Mulder.
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"Mark is a principled leader with a vision and a smart fiscal plan for the Village of Arlington Heights," Schakowsky states in a release from Hellner's campaign. "His experience in the areas of law, finance, ethics and gaming sets him apart from the field."
"He's made it his life's work to assist seniors and the disabled, and that shows a meaningful commitment to people in need," she adds
"I've met with all three candidates, and there's only one who completely understands issues affecting the Arlington Racecourse," Duffy states in the release. "Mark's knowledge of these issues is second to none. If residents want the racetrack to grow as an economic engine that supports the community and creates commerce and tourism, they need to vote for Mark Hellner."
Hellner, who has been endorsed by the Wheeling Township Democrats, said the endorsements show he can work with people of both parties in what is a nonpartisan race.