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posted: 4/5/2013 5:00 AM

We have the right to vote -- so let's use it

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Every two years, we as a community have the opportunity to select men and women to represent us on a variety of school, library and village boards. These positions are quite important, and we as citizens need to realize that all of these individuals all have agendas. Most are positive and straightforward, while some others agendas are not so clear and understood.

It is up to each of us to take time to assess and ask the following questions. Is the individual honest and trustworthy? Second, do they have a solid foundation of integrity and purpose of serving the common good? And finally, are their professional backgrounds and experiences complimentary to the role and its responsibilities?

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This election cycle has several competitive races and I hope all will ask these questions, assess the candidates' strengths and weaknesses, and vote accordingly. One particular candidate that I do want to plug is my friend Greg Zyck, as he seeks to serve as a trustee for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

As we may not agree on all issues, Greg still gets positive responses from me on all the questions I would ask. Greg gets it when it comes to wanting to improve our community, and he a great role model with all the things he does and participates in.

I hope each of you will take the time learn about all the candidates, assess their ability to lead, and then get out and vote. Remember, many men and women, who have served in our military over the many generations have made incredible sacrifices to ensure our right to vote, so please get out and vote and let's double the number of voters who will vote on April 9th since our last election cycle.

Will Beiersdorf

Arlington Heights

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