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Des Plaines mayor-elect young, not inexperienced

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Alderman Matt Bogusz serves coffee to Kristin Meinzer, Patrick McGeean and Matthew Merkle at the Choo Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines as he announces his mayoral candidacy.

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A younger Matt Bogusz, when he was freshman class president at Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, takes stock of supplies he collected for the American Red Cross.

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Des Plaines mayoral candidate Matt Bogusz gets a kiss on the cheek from his mother, Rosemarie, after his arrival at Via Roma in Des Plaines on Election Night.

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Des Plaines Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz, left, tells Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, center, and Hoffman Estates Village President Bill McLeod how he mobilized voters and in exchange gets leadership tips from the veteran mayors.

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At 26, Des Plaines Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz already has earned many distinctions -- among them youngest mayor in the Northwest suburbs, and perhaps the youngest city leader in recent Illinois history. "What he lacks in institutional knowledge, he makes up for in enthusiasm and really a go-getter attitude," Northwest Municipal Conference Executive Director Mark Fowler said.
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    • Alderman Matt Bogusz serves coffee to Kristin Meinzer, Patrick McGeean and Matthew Merkle at the Choo Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines as he announces his mayoral candidacy.
    • A younger Matt Bogusz, when he was freshman class president at Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, takes stock of supplies he collected for the American Red Cross.
    • Des Plaines mayoral candidate Matt Bogusz gets a kiss on the cheek from his mother, Rosemarie, after his arrival at Via Roma in Des Plaines on Election Night.
    • Des Plaines Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz, left, tells Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, center, and Hoffman Estates Village President Bill McLeod how he mobilized voters and in exchange gets leadership tips from the veteran mayors.
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