Mayor Tom Rooney
Tom Rooney is a national award-winning high school economics teacher at West Leyden High School. He served on the Rolling Meadows City Council for eight years before proving his belief in term limits by voluntarily stepping down. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is a past member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. His proudest accomplishment, however, is having helped raise two fine young men
Phone: Office: (847) 394-8500, x1050; Home: (847) 392-2254
7th Ward Alderman Jim Larsen
A sixteen year resident of Rolling Meadows, Jim Larsen and his wife Debby live in the Creekside subdivision. Married nine years, they have four children – Erin, Cassie, Maggie, and Nolan, all of whom have attended or are currently attending Central Road Elementary School, Plum Grove Junior High and Wm. Fremd High School. Jim has over thirty years of business management experience, including nineteen years in Information Technology, is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and has done post-graduate work at the University of Iowa. The Larsens are participating members at Willow Creek Community Church, and in October 2005, Jim had the opportunity to travel to Waveland, MS to assist with the church’s Katrina relief efforts.
Jim favors using city resources wisely, and plans to continue outgoing alderman Rudy Balek’s practice of monitoring city spending. Jim also favors a proactive approach to city development, and looks forward to serving the people of Rolling Meadows to maintain a safe and thriving environment for all our citizens.