Morton Grove Trustee has announced he will run for mayor of the village in the Spring 2013 election. He has left the village's Action Party and is running as an independent.
“We should be proud of our past accomplishments, but that doesn’t mean we should dwell in the past,” Gomberg said. “We need to spell out our future as a village, and to do that, the public needs to be able to work with public officials who aren’t afraid to think outside the box.”
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Gomberg said that if elected, he would work as a full-time mayor, but without a raise in salary.
“Government, business and the public must interact to create a feeling of inclusion, and that isn’t happening now because the current mayor is not leading the effort,” Gomberg said. “Progress and cooperation requires full time leadership with an eye on the future. It’s what the people of Morton Grove deserve, and what I pledge to provide if elected Mayor.”
Gomberg said he hopes to seek input from residents and business owners and take a bottom-up approach to governing the village.