Ploppert Set to Announce Run for 1st Ward Alderman
The 21-year-old Genevan lost one election but says he's ready now for a run at Geneva's 1st Ward.
Community activist Zac Ploppert will hold a press conference on the steps of Geneva’s City Hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, to officially announce his candidacy for 1st Ward Alderman in the city of Geneva.
Ploppert, 21, is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.
He likely would face incumbent Sam Hill, if Hill decides to seek re-election.
Ploppert came in third in a bid for a 1st Ward seat in 2010, when he ran against incumbent Chuck Brown, the eventual winner, and Library Board President Esther Barclay.
He started a communitywide conversation in 2011, when he approached the City Council with an idea to up the fines for underage drinking. The council eventually voted to up the fine to $250 for a first offense.
“I am excited to start my teaching career and very eager to serve my community to the fullest extent of my ability,” Ploppert said in a press release.
As the customer service manager at the new Geneva Ace Hardware, Ploppert has the downtown Geneva business experience necessary to make decisions that are both business and resident conscious. Ploppert has continually demonstrated his leadership abilities, proposing and seeing an ordinance change through to fruition, lobbying for neighborhood issues, and continually staying current on issues that affect Geneva.
According to Ploppert, “This campaign, and my tenure as alderman is all about being receptive to the concerns of both residents and businesses. Local government needs to do its best to be proactive, rather then reactive. Geneva requires new leadership, with a fresh perspective, in order to remain competitive on a business front and as a desirable place to live.”
All comments or questions should be directed to Zac Ploppert at (630)-329-6413, or via email at email@example.com.
SOURCE: Zac Ploppert press release