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Former Lake County Board chairman Stolman announces run for treasurer

David Stolman

David Stolman

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Updated: September 10, 2013 2:39AM

Former Lake County Board chairman David Stolman has become the first candidate to announce intentions to run for Lake County Treasurer in 2014 following last week’s announcement by incumbent Robert Skidmore that he will not seek reelection.

Stolman was first elected to the Lake County Board in 1992 and served as chairman from 2010 to December of last year, when he was replaced by current chair Aaron Lawlor.

“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,” Stolman said in a formal announcement released on Monday, July 8.

“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.”

A Buffalo Grove resident, Stolman represents District 20 on the south-central end of the county. In 2012, he ran unopposed for reelection in both the Republican primary and the general election.

Stolman touted both his board tenure and his participation in such private enterprises as the Lake County Partners economic-development organization, saying his experience has prepared him for the duties of treasurer.

“My primary motivation will be to do the job well for the people who employ us, the taxpayers of Lake County,” said Stolman, adding that he believes the treasurer’s office “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.”

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