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Letter: Choice is clear: Groce for mayor

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

As a resident, recent past chair of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and a local business owner, I am familiar with the growing needs of DeKalb businesses and our community. With that knowledge, I believe Jennifer Groce is the clear choice as our next mayor of DeKalb.

Jennifer’s leadership, professionalism and extensive knowledge of government and economic development are exactly what DeKalb needs. Her commitment to focus on living-wage jobs and business development is the kind of thoughtful leadership with a plan we need to strengthen our families and businesses. She is enthusiastic about our businesses and community assets and has the know how to move us forward.

She also understands that Northern Illinois University is a critical partner for DeKalb. Her experience working with both the City of DeKalb and NIU give her the knowledge needed to enhance a meaningful partnership.

I have seen Jennifer in action and I value her ability to handle tough situations while taking many needs and interests into account. She is truly a leader with vision, compassion and determination.

Jennifer is in this race for the right reason … to make a difference. She has what it takes to move DeKalb forward and I encourage you to join me and vote Groce for mayor April 9.

Wendy West-Krauch

DeKalb

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