Illinois Deputy Secretary of State Tom Benigno launches his candidacy for Norridge Village President
Benigno cited a need for new ideas and leadership, in a statement released by the Benigno campaign.
“We see that many of our community’s strengths have been diminished and that our greatest asset – our people – the very families who pay the taxes and support our schools and village services are not being heard.” said Benigno in the statement.
“Between COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions and unrest across our region, the very fiber of our community is being challenged,” Benigno said.
“It’s time for change, it’s time for a change in leadership. And it’s a time for new ideas. That’s why I’m announcing today that I am running for Norridge Village President.”
“Working together we can be the Norridge we are meant to be – safe streets, attracting new businesses and strong supporting our public schools – all with an eye on holding the line on taxes,” Benigno said. “It’s not just doing more, it’s doing more smartly.”
This will be the third campaign for Benigno, having sought Norridge’s highest elected office in 2013, and in 2017.
In 2013 Benigno ran as an independent against then-financial director James Chmura of the Norridge Improvement Party (NIP).
In 2017 Benigno sought a rematch against Chmura, running with a full slate of candidates under the Norridge First Party ticket, challenging Chmura’s NIP.
Benigno is once again running as an independent, in the local elections scheduled to be held in April 2021.
Daniel Tannhauser of the NIP is currently serving as acting Village President.
Tannhauser has since stated his intention to seek an elected term for Village President.