FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                              Contact: Nancy Rotering







HIGHLAND PARK, IL – December 1, 2018 – With petitions filled with nearly 350 signatures, Mayor Nancy Rotering officially filed for re-election for Mayor of Highland Park, IL on Monday, November 19 as she submitted the required paperwork at Highland Park City Hall. Twenty-three signatures are required to be placed on the mayoral ballot for the April 2019 election.

According to Rotering, she is running for mayoral re-election “to continue to deliver independent, effective leadership at City Hall.” Rotering’s priorities include: implementation of policy that ensures fiscal stability and a strong quality of life now and in the future as well as collaboration that effectuates results within the City of Highland Park and regionally. Rotering states, “I approach each day by asking: how can we best serve the people of Highland Park? My favorite part of the day is talking to those committed to the incredible energy that defines our community. Our conversations are welcome and impactful.”

Rotering became mayor of the City of Highland Park at a time when the City of Highland Park was in need of new leadership. She stepped up to the call and made immediate changes as she welcomed a new Council to manage an $86 MM budget that serves nearly 30,000 residents. She strategically and effectively shook up City Hall with new senior staff in all departments and set forth a new mission of providing transparency, accessibility, collaboration and ethics at City Hall.

She has led the charge to define and implement a focus on core priorities: public safety, infrastructure improvements, business development, and human services. “We took a hard look at City operations, and where we identified issues, we took prompt action. My team shares my commitment to proactive, long-term planning, cooperation and responsible government.”

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About Nancy Rotering

Nancy Rotering is the first female mayor of Highland Park, IL, a position she has held since 2011. She has been a leader in inclusive government, making sure that every resident has a voice.

Nancy’s dedication to public service spans decades. As mayor, Nancy enacted tough reforms, balanced consecutive budgets, and maintained a Aaa bond rating for the City – something only a handful of Illinois municipalities have done. Nancy led the passage of one of the nation’s first local assault weapons bans and fought the NRA all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. She held ComEd accountable to improve electrical service throughout Lake County. Nancy founded the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, providing free legal services in the areas of housing, immigration and domestic violence. She was elected to the Highland Park City Council and has served as a member of the Highland Park Plan Commission and Environmental Commission.

Her work in the community and beyond has been recognized. Nancy was honored as the 2013 Rotary Humanitarian of the Year. In 2014, Today’s Chicago Woman named Nancy to their 100 Women of Inspiration, and she was named to the Forty over 40 list in Forbes. Nancy was awarded the 2006 Robert Barnard Pillar Award by the Highland Park Human Relations Commission for her work on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and as the founder of the Environmental Education Program (EEP) for North Shore District 112 Schools. Nancy also serves on a broad range of civic and philanthropic commissions, boards, and committees.

Nancy grew up and attended public school in Highland Park. After earning her undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford and an MBA from Northwestern, Nancy worked in finance at General Motors before attending the University of Chicago Law School. She specialized in health care law practicing with McDermott Will & Emery. Nancy later shifted her focus to government work and served as a Legislative Aide to State Representative Karen May. She and her husband, Rob have four sons.

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