Aurorans support Rick Guzman for mayor

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Aurorans support Rick Guzman for mayor

Rick Guzman is honored to have the most local endorsements. Here’s just a partial list of the bipartisan group of people proud to stand with Rick.

Tom Weisner, former Mayor of Aurora

Chris Lauzen, Kane County Board Chairman

Linda Healy, long-time/former Executive Director of Mutual Ground and former State Rep. candidate

John Lehman, Aurora Fire Chief (2013 – 16): “Having worked with Rick over the last several years he has proven to be a collaborator and someone who has demonstrated his ability to lead. The wide range of experiences Rick has with public service and municipal government make him the best Mayoral candidate for the City of Aurora.”

Tim Reuland, attorney in Aurora for 40+ years

Bill Powell, Aurora Chief of Police (2005 – 08): “I am convinced that Rick Guzman has the necessary qualities to become the next leader of the City. For Aurora to realize its’ potential, Aurora needs a visionary. I believe that is Rick Guzman.”

Frank Navarro, founder of Aurora Soccer League & Accion Latina

Linda Cole, Former Fox Valley Park District Board President (for whom the Cole Center is named): “If the race for mayor was a job interview and we were hiring the most prepared, qualified candidate with the most relevant experience – that would be Rick Guzman hands down.”

Mike Drews, Immediate Past President, Illinois Association of Realtors

Gonzalo Arroyo, long-time Executive Director of Family Focus Aurora (ret.) & past recipient of the Pete Perez Award: “Time and time again, I have seen Rick be a bridge-builder—bringing people together and creating partnerships to accomplish big things in the City of Aurora. Rick is THE one, who can tackle the big issues that our community continues to face.”

Steven McCormick, President, First Centennial Mortgage in Aurora

Hon. Rachel Ossyra, Naperville Township Supervisor: “Rick has the skills, and Rick has the personality to bring people together. Where others see a problem, Rick Guzman sees an opportunity. Rick Guzman will encourage economic growth through smart management, certainly – but also through collaboration and innovation.”

Krishna Bansal, President & CEO, Q1 Technologies in Aurora (and former State Rep. candidate)

Scott Voris, President Kelmscott Communications and Past President, Aurora Chamber of Commerce: “Rick’s not political. Rick is consistent and he’s knowledgeable. And Rick has a deep understanding of how our city government actually functions. At the end of the day, Rick’s not a talker, he’s a doer – and that’s why the business community is going to be behind him.”

Jerry Knudtson, President, Konen Insurance

Greg Thomas, Aurora Chief of Police (2008 – 15): “I believe Rick is the right choice for Mayor of the City of Aurora. He is a great innovator and collaborator. I appreciate his ability to think broadly and his capability to bring people together. I believe Rick is the right person to continue to grow and improve the City of Aurora.”

Brian Konen, VP, Konen Insurance

Hon. Peter Grometer, Former Chief Judge (16th Circuit) and former Illinois Appellate Justice, Second Dist.: “We are on the cusp of something really exciting—All we need is a leader with the conviction & intelligence to lead us forward. I think we have that in Rick Guzman. He’s got the skills of a small businessman and the acumen of the attorney that he is… He’s got the intelligence and he’s got the drive.”

Ingrid Roney, (endorsing as Private Citizen) Executive Director A+ Foundation

Richard Mervine, Alderman, 8th Ward

Tina Bohman, Alderman, 1st Ward

Bill Donnell, Alderman, 4th Ward

State Sen. Linda Holmes, 42nd District

State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, 84th District

Brian Dahl, Kane County Board Member and Vice President of Fox Valley Building Trades Council

…and many more of your fellow Aurora residents!

This list will be updated as we receive more endorsements. Check back soon.

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