Family has always been an essential part of Naperville’s character. Families are the building blocks of any community. The virtues, principles and beliefs that are learned in a family shape a community. Any decision made by our city leadership that places a hardship on families places a hardship on our community.
Family is an important part of my life as I am sure it is for you, being raised in a Roman Catholic family taught me not just religion but provided a faith and strength that has seen me through many challenges in my life. Family also taught me to value my German heritage and culture as well as to respect the hard work of my ancestors, who immigrated to southern Illinois in 1856, in making the life I have today possible. In doing this family has provided me with a sense of self and self esteem that makes me the person I am today.
Naperville has a long history of providing a safe & friendly community rich in youth & family programs, as well as events, for children to grow up in so they can reach their full potential as adults. It is important to me that our city leadership work to preserve these in our city.