Please Vote -
Tuesday, April 7, 2015!
It has been a great honor to serve and represent you on your Village Council over the past two years. Though I am not up for election this year, I write to share my thoughts on the important local election on Tuesday, April 7.
At the upcoming election, we will vote on an advisory referendum regarding a proposed new municipal complex. Despite my dissent, the current Council had been moving forward with a $52 million plan to build a new Village Hall, Police Station, and Fire Station. I believe this plan is too risky and too expensive, and suggest a “No” vote.
For the Village Council election, I recommend Martin T. Tully for Mayor and William Waldack, Gina Vattimo, and William “Bill” White for Commissioner. Each of these candidates are focused on resident needs, and will add strong, independent voices to our Village government.
As mayor for the past four years, Martin T. Tully has shown his commitment not only to listen to residents but to support and respect resident input. He is a leader at the regional and state level for our community – which is especially important as our state faces financial challenges.
William Waldack is longtime community leader who is seeking to bring a focus on preventing problems and stopping excessive increases to taxes and fees. Gina Vattimo is a first-time candidate who is seeking office to bring a common-sense perspective to the Council and oppose massive spending projects which increase our taxes. William “Bill” White is a former District 99 school board member who wants the Village to focus on necessary services and opposes the proposed $52 million municipal complex.
As a reminder, Early Voting is available through Saturday, April 4 at the DG Village Hall. Hours are 8:30am-7:30pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.
Thank you for your support,
David S. Olsen, Downers Grove Commissioner