Barrington Hills needs Common Sense Party

Updated 3/29/2011 10:37 AM

As a Barrington Hills resident who has been an active participant in numerous village issues and community efforts during the last 10 years, I am deeply concerned about the outcome of the upcoming election for village board of trustees. The dynamics among the current members have become pernicious, and, sadly, contentiousness has become the norm.

In order for our government to function effectively again, there needs to be a serious change in leadership. After carefully studying all of the contenders in this race, I am supporting the Common Sense Party candidates.


Steve D'Amore, Beth Mallen, and Dede Wamberg, along with Skip Gianopulos (unopposed), possess a unique blend of backgrounds, talents and personalities whom, together, I believe will provide the best representation for our residents.

Of these candidates, I personally have known incumbent Beth Mallen the longest, and have had the privilege of witnessing the dedication she has demonstrated to Barrington Hills. While many opposition candidates boast of their civic involvement, Beth has worked tirelessly defending our interests, from the earliest meetings on the Duda development, to actively participating in numerous hearings in McHenry County.

Among her extensive experience, she has chaired the communications committee, and as a trustee during the past four years, has overseen the equestrian commission, the board of health, and reports to the board on buildings, grounds and environmental matters.

Above all, Beth is an advocate for the people whom she serves, promptly returning phone calls, answering e-mails, and assisting residents with problems. She is plain-spoken and forthright, and has earned the right to continue to represent our interests on the village board.

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Please join me in supporting Beth and the other fine Common Sense candidates on April 5th.

Pamela Cools

Barrington Hills