Letter: Chris Lauzen deserves our thanks, and our vote

By on January 28, 2010

It really upset me when I heard Chris Lauzens’ opponents say that State Sen. Chris Lauzen has “done nothing for the community.”

My family and I moved to Maple Park seven years ago. I remember when the intersection on Route 38 and County Line Road was a two-way stop. At times I had hard times navigating that intersection. It’s a wonder there weren’t more tragic accidents with school buses, young and older drivers.

Chris Lauzen made it possible for our community to obtain that stop light. Chris Lauzen was also instrumental in getting a four-way stop at another dangerous intersection in our community, Route 38 and Meredith Road.

Over the years, there have been countless roadside memorials set up to honor people who have perished at that intersection. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a new roadside cross at Route 38 and Meredith.

My wife and I have children of driving age, and we feel our children are much safer with these improvement. I want to say “Thank You” to Chris Lauzen for doing so much to improve the safety of our small community.

Peter Filipos
Maple Park