Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Stolman to Run For Lake County Treasurer

Former County Board Chairman David Stolman has announced his candidacy for Treasurer of Lake County.  His press release is reprinted below:

"BUFFALO GROVE, IL – David Stolman today announced his candidacy for Lake County Treasurer. Current Lake County Treasurer Robert Skidmore announced last week that he would not be seeking reelection in 2014.

“It has been my honor to serve my neighbors in Lake County, and I wish to continue to do everything I can to ensure our county remains an oasis of fiscal sanity in Illinois,” said the Lake County Board Member and former Lake County Board Chairman. “As Lake County Treasurer I pledge to carry on the legacy of Bob Skidmore by advancing technology in the office while being efficient with taxpayer dollars.”

"Stolman has been a leader in Lake County for economic development. He helped create Lake County Partners, a non-profit which works hand-in-hand with Lake County Government to create and retain quality jobs, stimulate capital investment, pursue economic diversity, and improve the County's business climate. He has led the charge for the extension of Route 53. As a County Board Member and County Board Chairman, he worked to continue the Lake County tradition of fiscal responsibility.

"Stolman concluded: “My primary motivation will be to do the job well for the people who employ us, the taxpayers of Lake County. In addition, I believe the Treasurer has a unique opportunity to positively impact the county economy which would improve the lives of Lake County families. I intend to do so by being a strong voice for economic development and an ambassador for our wonderful county.”

Stolman is seeking to replace the very capable Bob Skidmore, who was first elected Treasurer in 1998 and will be finishing his fourth term in that office.  Skidmore, a Highland Park native who now resides in Mundelein, first started working in that office in 1984 and moved up the ranks before being elected to office.

Skidmore announced that he would not be seeking another term of office last week.

During his tenure advancements in technology has made it easier for taxpayers to get information and make payments. Skidmore's office is also responsible for distributing funds it receives to various taxing districts, and has reduced the time to distribute those funds.

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