Action Party Speaks Out Over Dual Candidates for Village President

Because of Morton Grove Trustee Dan DiMaria's decision to challenge incumbent Mayor Daniel J. Staackmann for the position of Village President in the April 2013 municipal election, a February primary will now take place. The Action Party continues to endorse the slate of candidates it selected and announced on October 17, 2012.

Morton Grove, IL, November 16, 2012 --( Morton Grove Village Trustee Daniel DiMaria today revealed his decision to run for Village President, thus spurring a primary for February 26, 2013. 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.

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."

Current 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 their Facebook page, Action Party of Morton Grove.

For more information on this press release, contact Maria Toth at
Action Party of Morton Grove
Terri Cousar
6749 Dempster Street, #121
Morton Grove, IL 60053