Two Rolling Meadows aldermen seek re-election
Two out of three Rolling Meadows aldermen whose seats are up for election in April, say they will run.
Brad Judd, 4th ward, and John D'Astice, 6th ward, will seek re-election in April.
Alderman Jim Allen, who was appointed to the 2nd ward seat, will not seek a full term of this own.
"The council and staff have made some strides to get finances of the city back in order," said Judd, who often comments on financial responsibilities at City Council meetings.
"I want to continue to make sure the city's finances run fairly well."
This will include instituting efficiencies, he said.
D'Astice is also concerned about the financial condition of the city and says he wants to "continue to see the city prosper" and its financial reserves continue to increase.
Ironically, raising property taxes to build up reserves can mean lower tax levies in the future because interest rates for borrowing are lower, he said.
D'Astice was first elected to the council in 1993 and served the maximum 12 consecutive years, leaving in 2005. In 2007 he mounted an unsuccessful run for mayor and in 2009 was elected back onto the council.
Allen, meanwhile, said he enjoys his work on the council, but he cannot commit to another four years.
He said he must expand his search for employment as a beginning lawyer to areas that might require him to move from the city.
"I love living in Rolling Meadows, and I took the seat because I want to be a part of things and do my part to make things better," said Allen.
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