Endorsement Letter: Rotering Will 'Drill Into Tough Issues'
City Councilman Steve Mandel endorses Nancy Rotering for mayor.
Nancy Rodkin Rotering will make a great Mayor for our community. She will generate creative and thoughtful debate amongst the City Council, resulting in good government and transparent representation. Nancy is inclusive by nature and practice. Her leadership skills are demonstrated by forward thinking outcomes resulting from collaborating with fellow leaders within the City Council, on Commissions and throughout our community.
I first met Nancy many years ago as a neighborhood leader promoting preservation of the old Becker Estate (Segal property). Nancy Rotering spearheaded neighborhood efforts to keep that great old estate intact. She was successful in getting our attention to landmark the property and fending off development interests that wanted 10, 15 or 20 some units on this magnificent lakefront property. As a Plan Commissioner, Nancy demonstrated her knowledge of land use integrating an interest in historic preservation and environmental concerns. She was an effective advocate for the law and our community’s best interest. Demonstrating a respect and recognition of the public’s rights in balance with private property rights, Nancy provides leadership in protecting our historic properties while promoting growth within the boundaries of our Highland Park culture.
Working with Nancy during the last few budgets, I've seen that she constantly watches out for your money spent by government, requesting explanations and proof that all expenditures are valid. When Nancy finds waste and inefficiencies in government, she does not hesitate to raise the question, and promote discussion and elimination of wasteful spending.
During the past six years, she has served us on the City Council, Plan Commission and Environmental Commission. Nancy Rotering has made a positive community impact on issues like reducing the size of government, creating environmental educational projects for our children, working to create a center for early childhood education and family counseling, promoting efficiencies and responsiveness in our city’s finances and making land use findings that have kept Highland Park the great community that we all enjoy.
She has the smarts and independence to drill into the tough issues that face us. Receiving her undergraduate degree from Stanford, MBA from Northwestern and law degree from the University of Chicago plus work experience in finance, law and government, Nancy Rotering has the finest foundation to deal with our financial matters and policy choices to keep Highland Park a progressive leader in our nation!
Nancy Rotering as our City Councilman has demonstrated integrity, strength and the endurance to work for new sustainable ways of doing business in government. Nancy has demonstrated her worth in hammering away at budgets and wasteful spending. As Mayor, Nancy Rotering will continue to be a great leader who will make us proud. Please join me in voting for Nancy Rotering for Mayor of the City of Highland Park on April 5.