Two Shorewood trustees will not seek re-election
By Clare Walters For The Herald-News October 22, 2012 9:50AM
Updated: November 25, 2012 11:29AM
SHOREWOOD — The Shorewood Village Board is certain to look different after the April 2013 election.
Trustees Gary Fitzgerald and Dan Gron have both announced that they will not seek re-election. Both men have served three terms on the board.
“Quite simply, I believe in and support term limits for public officials,” Fitzgerald said in a statement. “Periodic turnover in government leadership is a good thing because it brings new energies and fresh perspectives, and helps assure that officials do not treat the office they hold as a career instead of public service.”
Gron said he, too, believes in term limits and, when none are imposed, the “right thing” is to voluntarily step aside.
“In doing so, resident-representatives can return to their private lives to reconnect while also opening opportunities for fresh perspectives to enter the debate,” he said.
After 20 years of committee and board work in Shorewood, Gron said he is looking forward to having more free time and spending more time with his wife.
During their tenures as trustees, Gron and Fitzgerald were part of a number of significant decisions affecting the lives and livelihood of Shorewood residents.
With his announcement, Fitzgerald said he hopes residents who have the interest, time and ability to serve on the board decide to seek election.
The seats up for election on April 9 include village president, village clerk and three trustees.