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Letter to the Editor: "I endorse Rob Young"

Rockford Register Star Opinion: Letter to the Editor, published March 3, 2020

It is my pleasure to endorse Rob Young for your vote for the Winnebago County Board’s 17th District. Winnebago County deserves leaders that thoughtfully approach their positions with civility, responsibility and professionalism. As the successful business owner of Midwest Packaging and Container and an avid volunteer, Young demonstrates his capabilities and genuine care for our community.

Volunteering alongside Young, I saw him lead through listening, seeking to understand, encouraging others, and taking a strong position when needed. He is interested in the people around him and learning their stories and perspectives. This is an attribute I most value in a leader — someone who looks to the people around them, rather than someone that is focused solely inward.

The Winnebago County Board needs Young as a demonstrated leader that has inspired dedication and action from employees, friends and fellow volunteers. The board needs Young as someone that knows how to run a business, knows how to make important decisions that impact people around him, and knows what real professionalism and civility looks like. Currently, our board lacks leaders that are mission-driven, rather than ego-driven; Rob Young will help bring the board back to its true mission of serving our county.

— Carrie Zethmayr, owner, Zethmayr LLC


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