After Morton Grove Trustee Dan Di Maria announced Tuesday he would run for village president in the Action Party primary election on Feb. 26, members of the Action Party issued a statement.
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Previously, the Board of Directors of the Action Party chose its slate of candidates for the upcoming April 2013 municipal election. Five seats on Morton Grove’s Village Board will be on the April ballot: Village President, Village Clerk, and three Village Trustee positions. The Action Party still endorses the slate it selected and announced on October 17, namely Daniel J. Staackmann for the office of Village President; Ed Ramos for Village Clerk; and Bill Grear, Tony Kalogerakos, and John Pietron for the three Village Trustee positions.
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Mark Matz, president of the Action Party stated, “I am personally disappointed that there will be a primary. Action Party members have chosen very strong candidates. We encourage the voter to look at each candidate's record of accomplishments and continue to support the Action Party."
Village President Daniel J. Staackmann, who is running for re-election, weighed in on the fact that a primary would occur in February.
“I look forward to letting the residents of Morton Grove see who is better qualified and equipped to lead the village into the future. I am running on my record of leadership, serving on both the Village Board and previously on the Park District Board, where I served for 16 years.
"During my tenure on both boards, I fought for crucial changes which were made to address inefficiencies. I have a vision for this village and will continue to work to ensure that Morton Grove residents receive the best services possible.”
The Action Party is a grassroots Morton Grove-based political party, which prides itself in the fact that its candidates are non-partisan – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – who are dedicated to providing the Village of Morton Grove with experienced, independent, and committed leadership.
Look for more information about the Action Party and the upcoming election on our Facebook page, Action Party of Morton Grove.