Biography

Naomi Benson is a third-generation resident, a well-known entrepreneur, and a community activist.

Naomi was born in southwest Elmhurst in 1978 and graduated from Central High School in 1996. She attended Brown University, where she graduated in 2000 with a degree in political science. That fall, with her husband, Michael Benson, she returned to her beloved hometown to start a restaurant and raise a family.

The original location was so successful that in 2009 Naomi opened a second location in Woodward Park. Naomi now sits on the Elmhurst Restaurant Association Board of Directors. In 2010, the Elmhurst Business Journal named her one of Elmhurst's "40 under 40."

TAXES

Tax Reform

Elmhurst needs to reform its tax policies so more businesses are incentivized to open shop here. I support providing tax incentives to small businesses looking to create jobs in our city.

TRANSPORTATION

Improved Roads

Every inch of Main Street is covered with pot holes that can damage cars and buses. As mayor, I would fix up these streets to give our city the roads it deserves.

EDUCATION

Better Schools

Our children are the future of Elmhurst. That's why I'm advocating policies that promote better teachers, more college readiness, and high school graduates that are prepared to go successfully out into the world.