Two candidates are right for Arlington Heights


I was happy to read Jim Slusher's Daily Herald column about the importance of voting in our local elections. Jim writes that our elected officials make multimillion dollar decisions affecting every aspect of our daily life: "the condition of our local roads to the businesses where we shop, the quality of our local library and parks, the education of our children and how much we will pay for it all."

Here in Arlington Heights, we are fortunate to have two very qualified women running for village board. Robin LaBedz, who has an MBA from Northwestern University, has lived in Arlington Heights for 40 years and devoted her life to public service for our village. Over the years, she has been appointed and served on numerous village commissions. She is currently on the village board, and brings a depth of knowledge combined with a commitment to studying the issues, and then deciding what is the best way to proceed, always thinking of the best interests of our citizens.

Mary Beth Canty brings a new voice to Arlington Heights. She believes the local government should reflect the citizens it serves, She is a licensed attorney and a management consultant with a Chicago-based firm. Like Robin, she is a member of the League of Women Voters. Both women know how to study an issue thoroughly before making decisions. As a working mother and a PTA executive board member, Mary Beth will bring a new perspective and highly educated voice to our village board.

Juli Cicarelli

Arlington Heights

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