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Article updated: 8/7/2012 5:04 PM

Michels will run for village president in 2013

By Susan Sarkauskas

Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels announced Monday he is running for re-election.

Michels has been the village's president since 1999.

The election is April 9.

In a prepared statement, Michels listed as accomplishment the efforts to bring business to the village, to diversify its tax base. Since 2009, that has included construction of a Walgreens store and a McDonald's restaurant. An assisted-living company has announced plans to build a 150-bed home in the town.

Michels was appointed a village trustee in 1995, and was elected in 1997. In 1999 he was appointed to the presidency.

He has lived in Sugar Grove since 1990. He and his wife have four children.

In 2010, Michels ran for the Republican nomination for the state 25th Senate District seat, but lost to incumbent Chris Lauzen.

The terms of trustees Tom Renk, Robert Bohler and Rick Montalto expire in 2013.

People wishing to seek election can circulate nominating petitions starting Sept. 25, and must file them Dec. 17 to 24.

Village president and city mayoral elections will also be held in North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and Elburn next year.

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