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Hello! I’m Bruce Hanson. My wife Amanda and I moved to Naperville nearly 20 years ago to settle down, and raise a family. Like you, we want a Healthy, Safe Naperville for our family and for yours. For this reason, I am working hard to become your next Naperville City Council Member on April 2, 2019!

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Endorsed by the Daily Herald, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (NACPAC) and the Naperville Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 42. I am the only non-incumbent to receive all three endorsements!

“Bruce Hanson will be an excellent addition to the Council and has a proven record at the City. Hanson’s service on the Plan Commission and Financial Advisory Board have provided him with a firm understanding of the breadth, scope and financial realities of municipal government, he knows all the issues on day one … Given his years of service on numerous commissions and boards, Hanson is an excellent choice for City Council and he is endorsed.” -NACPAC Executive Board

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Why Naperville City Council

17 Years. Four Commissions.

I am PASSIONATE about Naperville! And I believe that serving others is a reflection of the opportunities in life that I have been given. It has always seemed natural – and expected – to give back and serve.

Non-profit volunteering was where I first began shortly after we moved to Naperville in 2000.

Mayor Pradel engaged me early on, quickly after we moved to Naperville, and he appointed me to the Financial Advisory Board as its Chairman in 2003. Many other Naperville leaders invested in me personally from my earliest days living here.

I have been volunteering as a Naperville City Commissioner in four different positions (see which ones here), including my current role as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Relationships are important to me, so I have invested extensively in getting to know our city, how it works, who our city and community leaders are, and how to make sure Naperville stays strong for our children, families and seniors. For all of us.

I love public service and for the sake of our children, and for you and your loved-ones, I am all-in for the continued success of Naperville.

Vision

Fiscal Responsibility. As your former Financial Advisory Board Chairman, we identified financial reserves which could be reduced. Doing so resulted in saving taxpayers more than $80 million over a ten year period all while maintaining our AAA bond rating. If elected, I will continue my focus on reining in City spending and reducing the tax levy, but I will never compromise public safety to do so.

Vibrant Naperville. Responsible real estate development means balancing growth while remaining vigilant about and respectful to our neighborhoods and sense of community.

Public Safety and Mental Health Awareness. Intentionality and leadership results in a Healthy, Safe Naperville. Naperville is one of the safest cities in the country, yet we can do more in partnership with our public safety professionals, residents, community leaders and local social services agencies.

History

I feel a debt of gratitude for the Naperville we moved to nearly 20 years ago. Leaders built this city, and many of them took time to invest in my passion for Naperville. Mayor George Pradel, Charlie Gauger, Mary Ann Bobosky, Mike Skarr, Patrick Benton, Peggy Frank, Sally Pentecost and on and on. Great leaders invested in me to help me invest in Naperville.

We owe it to them to do all we can to make sure Naperville remains the amazing city it is.

For almost 20 years as a Naperville resident, I have never wavered in my community involvement, including founding my small business here!

My community, business, and volunteer service experience to Naperville have prepared me well to serve as your representative on Naperville City Council.

I ask for your vote on April 2, 2019!

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About

Passion

Our family has been living in Naperville for nearly 20 years. Our children were born and raised here and we love Naperville!

My wife Amanda and I have been married for nearly 29 years, and we have 15 year old twins who just completed their freshman year at Naperville North High School. As Amanda and I look to their future – and to that of all residents – we want a Healthy, Safe Naperville for us all to call “home”. This vision inspires me, and is why Naperville City Council is where I wish to serve.

Background

I am CEO of a Naperville-based business, Intentional Impact, LLC, where I am a strategy, business advisory and leadership development consultant who helps church, non-profit and business leaders build teams that execute change. I hold an undergraduate degree in French and German literature, with a master’s degree in French political science, economics and history.

I currently serve as the Chairman of the City of Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission. Originally appointed in 2003 by Mayor George Pradel, I have served for nearly 17 years, continuously, as a volunteer on a variety of appointed City Commissions, including as a past Chairman of the City’s Financial Advisory Board, as a SECA Commissioner, and as a Library Trustee.

I also served for 14 years in children’s and youth ministry volunteer positions, at Good Shepherd Church here in Naperville.

Municipal Experience – 17 Years Continuous Service to the City of Naperville:

Non-profit service:

Be sure to READ MORE ABOUT WHY I’M RUNNING here.

Supporters



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Endorsed by the Daily Herald, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (NACPAC) and the Naperville Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 42. I am the only non-incumbent to receive all three endorsements!

“Bruce Hanson will be an excellent addition to the Council and has a proven record at the City. Hanson’s service on the Plan Commission and Financial Advisory Board have provided him with a firm understanding of the breadth, scope and financial realities of municipal government, he knows all the issues on day one … Given his years of service on numerous commissions and boards, Hanson is an excellent choice for City Council and he is endorsed.” -NACPAC Executive Board

We are proud to announce our Growing List of Supporters and Endorsements:

State Representative Grant Wehrli, State Senator John Curran, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick, Nancy Quigley, Madhu Uppal, Hon. Kevin Coyne, Hon. Donna Wandke, Hon. Warren Dixon III, John Zediker, Fmr Naperville City Councilwoman Darlene Senger, Peter Bray, Carrie Hansen, Sophia Luo, Raymond Kinney III, Hon. Jay Fisher, Gail Niermeyer, Hon. James Healy, W. Hunter Byington, Fmr DuPage County Board Member Tonia Khouri, Ali Setork, Fmr DuPage County Board Member Janice Anderson, Chuck Maher, Michael Skarr, Hon. Cathy Hanzelin, Gerry Cassioppi, Lee Weiss and David Weiss, Fmr State Senator Michael Connelly, Kenn Miller, Krishna Bansal, Chris Jacks, Bill Lannin, David G. Wentz, Ron Amato, James Hill, Jeff Davis, Bill Liu, Gary Kovener, Josh McBroom, Brand Bobosky, Mary Ann Bobosky, J. Patrick Benton, Hon. James Ruhl, Juan Ortiz, Bill Eagan, Vasavi Chakka, Jeff Prosapio, Patrick Branham, Shafeek Abooubaker, Mark Boozell, Barbara Williams, Robert Williams, Monica Lodge, Brad Lodge, Fmr Naperville City Councilman Robert Fieseler, Bianca Morin, Jason Morin, Dave Kelsch, Dr. Jeffrey Grimley, Bill Anderson, Peggy Frank, Jeff Haake, Sami Siddiqi, Michael Healy, Anthony Losurdo, Deanna Losurdo, Amy Pease, Scott Pease, Ron Davidson, Joseph Dunn, Jim Groat, Alexa “Mimi” Wagner, Brett Fessler, Tara Gregus, Jerry Buch, Kevin Piket, Andrew Margulies, Leah Margulies, Manas Athanikar, Alan Leis, Susan Newhard, Trista Bordignon, Kimberly Coyne, Deb Morse, Jon Morse, Veronica Stonis, Nancy Rusk, Ken Rusk, April Fecht, Mark Fecht, Main Street Organization of Realtors, Sharon Gorrell, Kris Izzo, Lisa Harrison, Anne Dennison, Beth DeGeeter, Greg DeGeeter, Chris Birck, Kathy Ingraham, Dr. Steven Steinmetz, Mary Anne Steinmetz

Events

Be sure to join Naperville City Council Candidate Bruce Hanson at an upcoming event to learn about the campaign, get involved, and hear Bruce’s positions. Check out photos from past events, too!

To see event details and to register – Click the Event Name

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March with Bruce – Naperville’s West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 16 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm

JOIN US - March with Bruce in the St. Patrick's Day Parade! For the West Suburban Irish's St. Patrick's Day Parade! Our Line Up Number is #22! Meet us before 9:30AM. We will celebrate afterward at Quigley's Irish Pub. BONUS: Parade Day (March 16) is Bruce's Birthday! Be sure to wish Bruce a Happy Birthday! …


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Naperville Women Leaders for Bruce

When: March 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

JOIN NAPERVILLE WOMEN LEADERS FOR BRUCE AT AURELIO'S PIZZA ON MARCH 13, 2019 AT 6:00PM! Special Guest Hosts and Speakers: DARLENE SENGER, Former Naperville Councilwoman and IL State Representative GAIL NIERMEYER, Naperville Real Estate Broker MADHU UPPAL, Education Consultant and past Naperville Library Board President KIMBERLY COYNE, Executive and Vice Chair of Downtown Naperville Alliance …


Naperville League of Women Voters – City Council Candidates’ Forum

When: March 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Bruce Hanson and fellow City Council Candidates for an informative and important discussion with the Naperville League of Women Voters, jointly presenting with the AAUW Naperville. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. LOCATION: Naperville Municipal Center City Council Chambers 400 South Eagle Street …


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NAHC City Council Candidate Forum at Naperville City Hall

When: February 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

City Council Candidate Bruce Hanson will speak at the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation City Council Candidate Forum. Learn firsthand about Bruce's positions.


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Ice Cream Social – Colonial Cafe

When: February 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

JOIN SPECIAL GUEST DARLENE SENGER ... Plus hosts Amy Amato, Stephanie Jacks, Monica Lodge, Amanda Hanson and Kim Coyne invite you to meet Naperville City Council Candidate Bruce Hanson and his family! Join us for ice cream at this family-friendly event! There will be no speeches but candidate literature will be available. LOTS OF ICE …


Bruce Hanson Fundraiser at Hugo’s Frog Bar

When: February 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

FUNDRAISER Register and Donate - Click HERE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $100 You're Invited! Come join City Council Candidate Bruce Hanson and Special Guest Speakers John Zediker, COO of Ruettiger, Tonelli and Hon. Warren Dixon III, Naperville Township Assessor, for an informational update on Economic Development plus a great discussion about the future of Naperville. Visit with good friends …


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Bruce Hanson Fundraiser at Club Mamalu

When: January 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  Register and Donate - Click HERE You're Invited to the FUNDRAISER! INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $50 Come celebrate the New Year at the Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser for Bruce Hanson for Naperville City Council WHERE: Club Mamalu, 10 W. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL 60540 WHEN: January 14, 2019, 6:00PM to 8:00PM Introductory Remarks at 6:30PM by State Representative Grant …


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Breakfast with Bruce – Private Event

When: December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Neighbor to Neighbor Event Private breakfast gathering of friends in Stillwater Subdivision. Want to host an event for Bruce? Send an email to: Bruce@HansonForNaperville.com