Long-time Action Party Trustee Dan DiMaria announced today that he will run for Mayor of Morton Grove in the February 26, 2013 primary election.
“I’ve always been an Action Party member and supporter – I’m still that,” DiMaria says. “But I’ve had letters, emails, and even people knocking on my door urging me to run for mayor. So, after much consideration, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring.”
DiMaria sought the party’s nomination in their traditional slating process but was edged out by the incumbent mayor, Daniel Staackmann. So in an unprecedented move, DiMaria decided to take his candidacy directly to the voters in Morton Grove.
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“I think that the decision of who the best person is for mayor belongs to the voters,” DiMaria said. “Morton Grove needs a dynamic leader in our continuing tough economic environment; we need a team leader who will listen to residents, someone who can work with others and also be a promoter for the village. I truly feel I’m the best person for the job.”
DiMaria decided to run in the primary for the Action Party’s nomination rather than in a general election because he’s always worked within the party’s framework; while he’s the youngest trustee on the village board, he has the longest tenure in village government, serving first on the appearance commission, then as village clerk and currently as trustee.
“I love this village,” DiMaria said. “My wife was born here and we’re raising our five children here. Those are five very good reasons to work hard and make Morton Grove the best place it can be.”
“I am prepared for a positive and spirited campaign. On February 26, the voters of Morton Grove will have a clear choice between the current mayor and a mayor who will be outgoing, a team leader and someone who will get businesses excited about being in Morton Grove.”
Anyone with questions or ideas can either call DiMaria at (847) 966-5150 or email his campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org.