Braiman, Stone and Terson for Buffalo Grove village board
Buffalo Grove is a well-run community that has been overseen through the years by a solid village board, and it appears that will continue.
While two longtime trustees, Brian Rubin and Bruce Kahn, are not seeking re-election, there is no shortage of qualified candidates.
Six candidates are running for three seats on the village board, and we wouldn't have a problem with any of them. Each is committed; each has a studied grasp of the issues; each has the credentials for the position.
But of those six, we think the best choices are incumbent Jeffrey Braiman, activist Lisa Stone and park district marketing manager Mike Terson. We endorse all three.
Braiman, the board's president pro tem, has gained a wealth of experience over 18 years on the board and exercises good judgment. Stone, a tenacious, high-energy leader, would bring a refreshing new perspective and has the potential to be exceptional. Terson is the lone candidate from the Cook County side of town, an area that currently lacks representation on the board.
We like the other three candidates - Joanne Johnson, Andrew Stein and Beverly Sussman. But we believe Braiman, Stone and Terson offer the best combination of experience, energy and representation.