Board President David Pope Will Not Seek 3rd Term
Oak Park's Village Board President has announced he will not be seeking a third term in the April elections.
Village Board President David Pope has made the decision not to run for a historically unprecedented third term as president of the village board, he announced to the Wednesday Journal on Thursday evening.
Pope, who said last month he was still weighing his options about whether to seek a third term as president, told the Journal in an emailed letter that he was pleased with the progress made during his time on the board. Specifically, Pope cited lower crime rates and a more economically efficient government as progress the board made during his time as president.
Oak Park Trustee John Hedges announced last month that he would be seeking the Village Managers Association's backing for the president's seat. Hedges is currently in his second term as a trustee on the board and is the former director of the Park District of Oak Park.
The VMA slating process has already begun and will be completed in November, the Journal reports.
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