BY ED COLLINS
Special to Deerfield Patch
DEERFIELD --- Local Democrats turned out in force Monday night to launch their slate for West Deerfield Township candidates running in the upcoming April 9 election.
Candidates include Alyson Miller Feiger for Township Supervisor, Tom Healy for re-election as Assessor, and Kristen Scott for Township Clerk.
If elected, Feiger will succeed Julie Morrison, who served in the position for 16 years. Morrison was elected a State Senator for the 29th Legislative District last November.
Trustees proposed for the West Deerfield Township Board of Trustees are John Lesiotis, Ron Levitsky, Ron Schwartz, and Jack Strom.
Ellie Sylvan, chairperson of the West Deerfield Township Democratic Organization, welcomed attendees by reminding them that the slogan for the April 9 local election is “Performance … Not just promises.”
“Voting is not enough. Yes, it is my civic duty to vote, but I feel it is also my responsibility to be engaged in the political process,” she said.
“Engagement is liberating," Sylvan indicated. "We can play a part in making our society better and stronger, however, we need to act.”
More than 65 supporters turned out for the dinner at the Italian Kitchen, including Deerfield’s new U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider and Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison, also a Deerfield resident.
Lauren Beth Gash, head of the Tenth Dems organization, was present, as was Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal, Deerfield Trustee Mary Oppenheim, and many other supporters.