Dear editor,

It is my pleasure to endorse Richard Rykhus for a seat on the District 65 School Board.

I’ve known Richard for about two and a half years.  We met through community work.  I was, and continue to be, impressed with his ability to work in a group, express his opinions with forethought and civility, listen respectfully to other opinions and work diligently to fashion solutions based on objective criteria.   

 He is also extremely organized, persistent and a creative problem solver.  I believe all of these qualities will make him an excellent school board member.  In short, he can “think outside the box,” has the organizational skills to implement his goals and plays well with others. 

I hope you will give him your vote. To learn more about Richard, please go to his website,

Early voting starts today, March 14, at the Evanston Civic Center. The early voting polling place is also open on Saturdays. The election is April 5. 

Julie de Lara