Glasgow named president pro tem in Arlington Heights
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Arlington Heights Trustee Tom Glasgow has been elected president pro tem for the village board.
Arlington Heights Village President Tom Hayes nominated him at Monday night's committee of the whole meeting, and the appointment was then approved by the rest of the board.
The president pro tem, or vice mayor, runs meetings and represents the village president when he is not available.
Hayes said it was a difficult decision, but that he gave stronger consideration to trustees who have been elected to full four-year terms and also work locally.
Hayes works as a lawyer in Chicago and will not be able to attend as many ribbon-cuttings and ground breakings as former Mayor Arlene Mulder was known for, so he has said he hopes his president pro tem and the other trustees will help represent him at village events.
Glasgow, 45, is a defense attorney in the Northwest suburbs and is in his second term on the Arlington Heights village board. He said that when he heard Mulder would not be running for another term, he considered a run for mayor himself, but decided against it because of family reasons and support for Hayes.
Glasgow and his wife, Denise, who was recently elected to her third term on the Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board, have three children.
"I believe his dedication, preparation and professionalism will serve the village well in this role and help assist our transition in the months ahead," Hayes said.
Hayes served as president pro tem for former Mayor Arlene Mulder for 14 years before being elected as village president in April.
Glasgow recused himself during the discussion about his appointment, but later thanked the board for their trust.
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