Citizen's Council of La Grange Slates President, Trustee Candidates

The council's candidate for village president is former trustee Tom Livingston, who previously served two four-year terms on the board.

The following is a press release from the Citizen's Council of La Grange:

Last evening the Citizens’ Council of La Grange slated Tom Livingston as a Candidate for Village President, and slated Bill Holder, Mark Langan and David McCarty as candidates for the three open  trustee positions on the Village Board. 

“After a thorough review of applications and our interview process, the Council slated Tom Livingston, Bill Holder, Mark Langan and David McCarty for their longstanding commitment to the community and the experience that they can bring  to the Village Board,” commented David Schwartz, chair of the Citizens’ Council of La Grange. For more information on the candidates, please visit the Council’s website at www.lgcitizenscouncil.org.

The Council has now slated candidates for Village President and the open positions on the Village Board, the Park District Board and the Library Board.  The election for these positions will be held on April 9, 2013.  Prior to that election, the Council will host a public forum at which Village residents will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the candidates, including those not slated by the Council.  Additional information on the candidate forum will be posted on the Council’s website at www.lgcitizenscouncil.org

The Citizens’ Council of La Grange is a non-partisan, volunteer organization dating back to the 1930s, which serves the residents of La Grange, Illinois by seeking, evaluating, and recommending candidates for the Village, Library and Park District Boards. The Citizens’ Council is not a caucus or a political party. The Council strives to promote and maintain the best possible government for all La Grange citizens. Its members are active throughout our community and work to ensure the Village’s continued success through open, honest, and intelligent governance.  For more information on the Citizens’ Council of La Grange, visit www.lgcitizenscouncil.org.

Badmoose November 30, 2012 at 02:15 AM
New blood, fresh ideas, a different perspective, all proven necessary for healthy growth and longevity. So what does it say about LaGrange that the Citizen's Council chose stagnation, conformity, and stasis instead? Instead of the babbling book teeming with life, LaGrange is choosing to become a stagnant pond, filled with the smell of decay and a breeding ground for pests.
Ed December 01, 2012 at 12:26 AM
No one in their right mind would vote for Mark Langan. He is an entrenched board member with antiquated ideas. At the November 12th board meeting he tried to dispute mortality assumptions for pension allocations put forth by a firm with decades of experience in this field. When the firm stated that humans are living longer, Langan stated, "I don't believe it. With childhood diabetes and obesity that just can't be true." Brilliant statement by a village trustee. And he has been on the board for 13 years? Good lord!
Boo, Jim, Boo December 04, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Would someone please put Mark Langan and Jim Boo (who "accidentally" forgot to apply, 3 times, to Citizen Council for Park District but now claims he's running for PDLG) out to pasture? Oh wait...I know how: just vote them out of office and let them go on their merry way to be seemingly crabby/pissy in some other circle but not with our tax money. Has anyone considered if the problem might not have been the Council? Langan might have been the least worst of the remaining candidates.
Boo, Jim, Boo February 22, 2013 at 11:12 PM
So what are we going to do to unseat Mark Langan and keep him from winning another 4 years of spending our tax money and creating Village policy without enough intellectual thought? He's surely going to have signs up very soon (according to inside sources, as early as next week) and there should be a plan to vote him out of office.
Boo, Jim, Boo March 05, 2013 at 11:51 PM
I touched base with the anti-Langan movement and was surprised to hear that the first e-mail has long been been sent out to ~500 people throughout La Grange to get him removed in April. It's happening people. We can vote him out of office.


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