.

Daniel Kaufman Will Run for City Council

Current councilman becomes third candidate for next April's election.

Current City Councilman Daniel Kaufman will run to retain his council seat in next April's election, according to a statement released Monday night. He joins and in the race.

"I am running to continue the work I have begun with the Mayor and my fellow Councilmen to keep moving us forward for the betterment of our residents and community in general," Kaufman said in the statement.

Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter.

Mayor Nancy Rotering last summer. The longtime Highland Park resident  about his priorities for the city council. They include ensuring a fiscally responsible and fully responsive government, promoting economic development and enhancing our human services.

Since joining the city council, Kaufman has become liaison to the Design Review, Human Relations, Transportation and Community Relations Commissions, as well as the Human Services and Healthy Highland Park Task Forces and the Ravinia Business District Streetscape Design Proposal Review Committee.

"Dan has been a tremendous asset to the Council," Rotering said in the statement. "We value his guidance, commitment and leadership as we continue to move Highland Park forward.” 

A laywer who specializes in employment law, Kaufman works at Michael Best and Friedrich in Chicago. After attending , he graduated from Amherst College. 

Kaufman first addressed the city council as an eighth grader when he attended  in 1975. He advocated for bicycle paths that connected northern Highland Park to the central business district. 

“I was promoting the idea of the city building a bike path to connect the Highlands with other parts of Highland Park," Kaufman said. "It passed."

For more election news and updates, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

mike belsky May 29, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Dan is a great Councilman, works in the best interest of Highland Park, did a great job as Chairman of the Housing Commission, and deserves to be elected to a full term. Mayor Mike Belsky

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something