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Letter: Groce devoted to moving DeKalb forward

Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

DeKalb needs more than politics as usual. We need someone who understands the issues families are facing and who will commit to making life in DeKalb better. We need someone who has the enthusiasm and energy to get the job done. Jennifer Groce is the leader we need in DeKalb.

I first met Jennifer nearly 10 years ago while working for NIU. As hard-working active moms, we immediately connected over our love of life in DeKalb and the opportunities we saw between DeKalb and NIU.  Jennifer and I share in that while we were not actually born here, all of our children are DeKalb natives and our families are fully committed to DeKalb. There is no denying our Barb pride runs deep.

Jennifer is a great listener and truly takes the time to understand needs and find real solutions.  What I admire most about Jennifer is that she gets it and is willing to do the hard work needed to make a difference.

She has stepped up time and again to serve our community. She recognizes the great life we have in DeKalb, but also sees the challenges we are facing and has a plan to move us forward.

She won’t tolerate crime and wants to see families have better job opportunities. She sees the assets we need to build on, starting with a stronger partnership with NIU.  She is anything but politics as usual and she is one of DeKalb’s best.

Please join me and vote Jennifer Groce on April 9.  To find out more about her visit www.grocefordekalb.com.

I am voting for Jennifer Groce. I sure hope you are too. She is the breath of fresh air that we so desperately need. Be a part of making a difference by voting someone in that is truly dedicated to moving DeKalb forward.

Camyle T. Tate

DeKalb

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