Action Party Kicks Off April Campaign in Morton Grove

They are gearing up for the April 2013 municipal election, when a mayor, clerk and trustees will be elected.


On Thursday evening, five days before that "other" election, members of Morton Grove's Action party launched their campaign for the April 2013 municipal elections.

About 40 people gathered at Tommy's Pub to hear the candidates get introduced, shake hands with them and pick up candidate petitions to circulate. 

The party's candidates include Dan Staackmann for mayor; William Grear, Tony Kalogerakos and John Pietron for trustee and Ed Ramos for clerk. 

Staackmann is the current mayor, Grear is currently a trustee and Kalogerakos is currently village clerk.

As for opposition candidates, Larry Gomberg, a current trustee, has declared his intention to run for mayor.  Other candidates have until Dec. 24 to file their petitions. 

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Mr. Rats November 02, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Nope I took it down. Going to make one more MG general in scope and not issue specific. No reason to blow $$$ on two or more sites.
Mike Horne November 03, 2012 at 12:02 AM
I noticed Ed Ramos kicked off his campaign this week by distributing lawn signs against the School District 67 Referendum. How can the "For the Kids" group "Help D67" by starving it for money? Good job Action Party!
SuburbanMary November 03, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Mr. Ramos has every right to post/distribute lawn signs for a cause that he believes in, after all, he's a tax-paying citizen, just like everyone else. Perhaps he doesn't feel like paying more in property taxes to fund high teacher salaries when the D67 administration and school board have neglected to put aside money for things like a new boiler and updates to the infrastructure. Don't blame the Village Administration (Action Party) on a school that's been poorly administrated. The D67 Superintendents (past and present) and School Board got themselves into this mess and now they want us residents to bail them out when many of us are having a hard time making ends meet in our own families. Many of us live within our budgets and put away enough for emergencies -- why didn't the school district?
Eric Bloom November 04, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Did anyone read the Trib this week? It listed teacher and administrator salaries for elementary and high schools in illinois. Golf Dist 67 scored at the very top of the paygrade for teachers. They have a very good union representing them and have not missed a pay increase yet and wont miss any pay increases in the future.
sherwin dubren November 11, 2012 at 05:25 AM
I hope more people will throw their hats into this election slate besides Larry Gomberg. He is a good man, but if he loses, we will be back to this one party rule of the Action Party. This party has been less than communicative about their dealings. Most of us find out about their arrangements after the deals have been made. There is virtually no discussions at the meetings, since all trustees are restricted to opinions that make their party look favorable. I would run myself, but I tried a few years back and it is time for some younger folks to get involved.


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