My name is Paulette Sherman and I am running for 3rd Ward Alderman in the City of DeKalb.
I first came to our community to attend Northern Illinois University where I graduated with a degree in political science and applied probability and statistics. Since arriving in DeKalb, I have come to care very deeply about this community and have decided to make it my home.
My husband, John, is a lifelong resident of DeKalb. He worked for many years as the Head Butcher at Inboden’s Meat Market, and has been very active in the local music scene.
Recently John and I decided to raise our own family in this community. We live on Kendall Lane with our five month old little girl, Lucy Mae, and our golden retriever, Bear.
Like all homeowners in the city of DeKalb, John and I have certainly felt the impact of increased property taxes on our family’s budget. I believe that the city’s priorities must be reevaluated, especially during these tough economic times. It is imperative that the city refocus its efforts on becoming a more streamlined, efficient, and business friendly environment.
I previously served on the DeKalb County Board in 2006 after being appointed to a vacant seat. My time spent on the board gave me great insight into the inner-workings of local government, the budget process, as well as what it means to serve my community. It is my sincere hope that I will once again be able to represent my friends and neighbors and bring meaningful change to our wonderful community. If elected to serve, I promise to hold the line on ALL taxes, explore new ways to cut spending, and ensure that DeKalb continues to provide a wonderful home to its many citizens.