• Why Davis Schneiderman is running for Highland Park City Council

    I’m running for Highland Park City Council because I have a deep commitment to our city. I’m running because we have an amazing repository of cultural, historical, and economic resources, and I know that we can together build a community that is home for new families and lifelong residents, that puts sustainability first, that is green and inclusive, and that lets its residents know that their voice is truly heard. I’m running because “character counts” is more than a slogan on a street sign.

    I’m running for City Council because I’ve come to call Highland Park my home, and I’ve been continually impressed in my years of public advocacy just how much this community cares...

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  • About Davis Schneiderman

    About me and Highland Park:

    I was born and raised on the East Coast. My family lived for generations in New York City (hailing most recently from the Bronx and Brooklyn), and I was that first generation to be from elsewhere. For me, that meant Delaware and Pennsylvania, and later New York and New Jersey. I briefly attended the Culinary Institute of America, transferred to Penn State, and went to graduate school at Binghamton University (SUNY).

    After earning a Ph.D. in English at 26, I applied to jobs all over the country, and was hired as an assistant professor at Lake Forest College in 2001. A graduate school...

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  • See Davis Schneiderman in action

    Speaking out about our schools!

    I joined a packed room of concerned neighbors at the December 12, 2016 City Council meeting to address the issues surrounding District 112’s plan to close four schools at the start of the 2017-18 school year (“BDR3”).

    I called for continued focus on student safety and the need for even *more* inter-governmental cooperation. The City listened and responded to residents with attention to their concerns, and many plan to attend tonight's 112 Board of Education meeting.

    This video has been viewed 750+ times on my Facebook page.

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  • Press about Davis Schneiderman for Highland Park City Council

    Davis Schneiderman in the news: 

    --Schneiderman for City Council (Patch and Daily North Shore). Peggy Laemle, current Chair of our City’s Transportation Commission and co-chair of our Bike-Walk Advisory Group.

    "It is my great pleasure to endorse Davis Schneiderman to fill the remaining two years of Paul Frank’s term on our City Council. Community vitality (retaining strong business districts, vibrant neighborhoods and our City’s unique architecture), walkability, and health for residents and our environment have been my core beliefs in over 40 years of community action, and I have seen these values mirrored in Davis’ community engagements."

    --Schneiderman is an "independent voice, a critical thinker" as well...

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