Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Flossmoor Finally Gets a Real Mayor

Imagine that! Flossmoor's mayor will once again live in the Village of Flossmoor. Happy Days are Here!

Paul Braun promised that Change was coming to Flossmoor, and -- tonight -- he made good on his promise:

Paul S. Braun 1,080 55.36%
Roger G. Molski 871 44.64%

Braun won doing it his way, taking the high road, laying out a solid vision for Flossmoor's future and knocking on the door of every house in the village. When I mentioned to Braun that not all those households would have voters in them, he waved off my concern. They were stakeholders in the village living there, he told me, and they deserved the same attention.

What a profoundly refreshing attitude. I've been told by numerous residents that Molski has tried to bully residents for years, so Braun's inclusive and inviting attitude may take a little getting used to.

Congratulations, Mayor Braun! The village eagerly awaits the fresh start that you represent in Flossmoor government.

Note to the Trustees: I don't know what happens now that Paul Braun has been elected mayor, but if you get to appoint his replacement as Village Trustee, I'd urge you to appoint Pam Lessner. Those of us who attended the League of Women Voters forum know that we had four good candidates running for Trustee. She deserves to be appointed -- and I suspect she won't go away if she's not. We'll be paying attention...

1 comment:

Jennifer Molski said...

During the recent campaign in Flossmoor, Illinois you have clearly dedicated time and energy towards defacing my Father, Roger Molski’s character and spreading lies about his residency.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take a brief moment to tell you the truth about my Father’s home. I truly hope this might put your mind at rest and give you a moment of peace and clarity.

My Dad has lived in Flossmoor for almost 40 years. This is his primary residence. Yes - several years ago my parents did purchase a condominium in the City. This is no different than any resident having a summer cabin or winter vacation home. Please trust me on this, I have no motivation or interest in trying to lie or deceive you. None. I promise you that my Dad spends no more than 7 or 8 weekends in his downtown apartment a year. Nothing more – period. The last time my Dad spent any time in his downtown condominium was in November of 2008. The various times that you photographed his parking space in the early morning hours he was probably out driving around the streets of Flossmoor as he does each morning ensuring everything was safe and in working order, picking up trash around the neighborhood, shining up the various pieces of art in the Village or simply attending 6:30 AM church service at Infant Jesus of Prague which he attends most days.

My Dad loves Flossmoor and has worked tirelessly and passionately to serve its residents over the past 16+years. All he has ever wanted to do is give back to the community that has given him so much. Please open your heart and know this. Flossmoor is a better place because of his service.

If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact me at jennifermolski@gmail.com