Iâ€™ve lived in the Northeast neighborhood of Elgin for my entire life, and one thing that stands out about it is how connected everyone is and how we all take care of each other. And, thinking of how everyone has affected my life, one person really stands out from all the rest.
Iâ€™ve known John Dalton for about 10 years now, and heâ€™s one of the most influential people in my life. Ever since my father died when I was 10, John has been there, along with some of the other men in the neighborhood, to help me grow up. Though the thing that really sets him apart is how much he resembles my father, not physically but in his personality.
He is one of the kindest people I know and probably the most giving; he has brought me and my friends on many vacations and given us so many opportunities that we might have never gotten otherwise. He is also one of the most intelligent people I know, and if I ever have a problem with anything, I know I can count on him to help me figure things out.
Heâ€™s given me some of the best advice that I could ever ask for, and I can trust him with anything. Heâ€™s been a great example of responsibility, courage, strength and loyalty, and I will never forget that.
In the past year I have been helping him on his campaign for judge; heâ€™s really worked hard and he really deserves it, but most importantly, heâ€™s the right man for the job. If youâ€™re interested in learning more about John, please visit his website at www.johndaltonforjudge.com.
I just turned 18 this year, and Iâ€™m so excited to be able to vote for John Dalton in my first election.