Endorsements: Buttita, Northam, Porter for Volo board

  • Upper from left, John Buttita and Lesa Northam and lower from left, Lauren Plescia and Carol Porter are candidates for Volo village board in the 2017 election.

    Upper from left, John Buttita and Lesa Northam and lower from left, Lauren Plescia and Carol Porter are candidates for Volo village board in the 2017 election.

 
Updated 3/14/2017 9:22 AM

The Daily Herald Editorial Board\

Economic development and recreational services are at the top of the list of the four Volo village board candidates. John Buttita, Lesa Northam, Lauren Plescia and Carol Porter seek the three 4-year seats in the April election.

 

Incumbents Buttita and Porter bring their board experience to the table. Buttita says his diverse background in business, experience and strong connections to the community make him a good candidate. He vows to do what's best for others above all else. Porter has a strong corporate background and says she is watchful of spending and is a forward thinker. Porter says she's honest and frugal and wants to do what's right for the entire community.

Lesa Northam has experience serving on the village's Planning and Zoning Commission and says she is ready to listen to residents, do the fact finding and make decisions that are best for the Volo community. Follow through is important to Northam. She would also like to see Lake County Sheriff's services extended to 24 hours.

Newcomer Lauren Plescia says she will be approachable to residents and will be a voice to young families. She too is ready to research and devote the time needed to village issues. Plescia is also running for the Big Hollow School District 38 in April. The Daily Herald has strong reservations about the ability of individuals to serve effectively in multiple elected positions, so we favor Buttita, Porter and Northam, all of whom bring strengths and energies that will serve the village well.

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