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Mandel's Win Leaves City Council Vacancy

Steve Mandel's election to the Lake County Board leaves a four-month vacancy on the Highland Park City Council. Who will fill it?

None of the current City Council candidates will take the four-month vacancy left behind by Steve Mandel, who was elected Tuesday to the Lake County Board, the Highland Park News reports.

Mayor Nancy Rotering told the Highland Park News she would consult with the City Council before deciding on who to appoint.

There are currently three people running for City Council: Current City Councilman Daniel Kaufman, Business and Economic Development Commissioner Alyssa Knobel and Transportation Commissioner Kim Stone.

Candidates who decide to run in the April election must file nominating petitions between Nov. 19 and Nov. 26.

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Spanky McSpanks November 08, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Good riddance Mandel!!!
Sherwood Forest Mom November 09, 2012 at 02:31 AM
I look forward to voting for Alyssa Knobel. She's a dedicated community member and parent invested in keeping Highland Park great.
Bob Levi November 09, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Historical note; I watched a City Council vote a little while ago where Steve Mandel asked the mayor if he could change his vote after he had voted if the majority went the other way. Seems to me that's not the way it's supposed to work. I never could figure out why he wanted to change his vote after the fact.. Isn't a City Council member supposed to vote based on the evidence, discussion and their conviction and not "go along with the crowd?"
Jack Straw November 09, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I strongly support both, Daniel Kaufman and Alyssa Knobel. Dan for his complete integrity and love for this city, truly what a great local representative should be. Alyssa Knobel because she is simply one of the hardest working civic minded individuals I know.
Vivian kramer November 09, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Kim Stone is the prrfect candidate for City Coun. Sbe has great experience in not for profits and on city. Commissions. She grew up in Hjghland Park and is raising her famy here. She is very smart and very dedicated to the betterment pf the community.

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