Morton Grove, IL, October 26, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Morton Grove Action Party proudly announces its slate of candidates for the upcoming 2011 municipal election. Three seats on Morton Grove’s Village Board will be on the April ballot.
The Action Party, a grassroots Morton Grove-based political party, 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.
The Action Party has slated Shel Marcus, a Morton Grove resident since 1968, and Village Trustee since 2007. After founding a business here in 1972, he joined the Village’s Chamber of Commerce, at one time serving as the Chamber’s President. Mr. Marcus was a candidate for State Representative in 1986-88, and served as the Niles Township Republican Committeeman for 11 years. He has served as the State Central Committeeman for the Illinois Republican Party. Marcus is a past President of High School District 219, having served as a board member for seven years. He was also a board member of Elementary School District 67 for six years. He is a past Chairman of the Niles Township Council School Boards.
John C. Thill, a 40-year resident of Morton Grove, has also been slated by the Action Party. Mr. Thill successfully ran for Village Trustee in 2007 under the Action Party banner. Thill and his wife, Marian, have been active for many years with the Friends of the Morton Grove Forest Preserves. He served as President of this organization from 2002 to the present. Thill is also a volunteer for the Cook County Forest Preserves and currently is a site steward for Morton Grove’s Linne Woods. From 1991-2001, he served as Vice President of the environmental group, “Wild Ones.” Thill’s wife, Marian, has been a volunteer at Park View School District 70 over the past ten years, teaching a program that familiarizes students with the forest preserve that borders their school. In addition to his commitment to the forest preserve, Thill is also involved with the Taste of Morton Grove’s planning committee.
Maria S. Toth is the Action Party’s third candidate for Village Trustee in the April 2011 election. Ms. Toth was appointed to fill Mayor Dan Staackmann’s trustee position when he was elected Village President in 2009. At the time of her appointment, Toth was already quite active in Village government, serving on the Community Relations Commission, the Appearance Commission, and the Economic Development Commission. In her role as Trustee, Toth spearheaded the initiative to update the Village’s Sign Code, making it simpler and more business-friendly. She was also tapped by the Mayor to serve on the sub-committee responsible for interviewing and recommending candidates for the position of Community & Economic Development Director. Toth, her husband, Rich, and their daughters are 18-year residents of Morton Grove.
“We are very pleased to have such dedicated and hard working people associated with the Action Party and know they will continue to give the citizens of this Village their very best in pursuit of honest , non-partisan and efficient government,” stated Mark Matz, President of the Action Party of Morton Grove.
Also, the Action Party of Morton Grove cordially invites all residents to attend its Campaign Kick-Off. Come out to meet and greet the Action Party candidates on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm at Tommy’s, 9005 Waukegan Road. Please RSVP via email: email@example.com.