my husband and i met this afternoon with a woman who will be running for mayor (against incumbent gerald naftaly) in oak park, michigan.

she is sooooooooooo sweet, but she’s also smart and down-to-earth and personable and easy to talk to. i’m not saying mayor naftaly isn’t; in fact, i have never met him nor had any conversation with him. i have nothing against him personally, but it would seem that, under his leadership, the city has gone a bit


even the police officers in oak park are on the side of this woman, so i decided to check her out.

we emailed her and asked her if we could sit down and talk to her and hear some of her ideas. and she emailed us back!

unlike the current oak park officials, who won’t even return phone calls, she got right back to us. now i know she is not mayor yet, and maybe if she had a city to run she would have less time for her constituents, but i don’t get that feeling from her. she seemed, via email and then in person, like a very genuine person.

her son is andy meisner, who i think went to high school with one of my sisters, so i should probably disclose that upfront, lest anyone dig up “dirt” on my secret connections to her- hahahahaha! but seriously, she is a nice lady with some good ideas. we were really impressed by what we heard.

oh, i should probably give you her name, huh? 🙂


i wrote that in capitals so you would make sure to take notice.

i think more people should contact her and hear what she has to say. i’m not saying you should like her because i like her; i’m saying that if you meet her, i think you will like her all on your own 😉

her website is

that’s all for now- it’s family time, so i’m going to unplug. have a great night! -julie