"I first noticed Patty Dassinger Henek over two years ago when my neighbors and I were meeting with village administration and Union Pacific regarding the UP Third Mainline Expansion. She stood in the back of the room and observed our hours-long heated exchange. She didn’t have to be there, she came because she cared about her constituents, no matter who they were, no matter that she didn’t know us. She showed up and listened because it mattered to her.
In the following years, I have seen her stand up for citizens, transparency and process. Even when standing up isn’t popular. Patty Henek isn’t afraid to ask tough questions. Patty Henek is a careful deliberator, one who strives to make measured decisions and has a passion for getting things right the first time with all of the information she needs at hand. Patty Henek thinks through the long term consequences. Patty is deeply concerned with fairness and equity and has been consistently deepening that engagement as long as I have been observing her work on the River Forest Village Board of Trustees. I think Patty Henek would make an admirable Board of Trustees President."