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Avon Supervisor Won't Seek Re-Election

Sam Yingling, who was elected state representative for the 62nd District in November, announces he won't seek a second term as Avon Township Supervisor. He endorses the slate Avon Action, which includes incumbent clerk Lisa Rusch for supervisor.

Avon Supervisor Won't Seek Re-Election Avon Supervisor Won't Seek Re-Election

Endorses Avon Action, “The team that made Avon Township a model of efficiency”

Sam Yingling will not seek another term as Avon Township Supervisor. Yingling was elected to the Illinois House in the 62nd District in November.

“I’m sad to be leaving a job I love. But I can move on with confidence, knowing my colleagues will carry-­‐ on the work that has made Avon Township a model for local government efficiency," said Yingling.

In 2009, Yingling and his team defeated a decades-­‐old incumbency and enacted a reform program many doubted possible. They reduced Township tax levies every year in office, totaling 22 percent; reduced pay to elected officials by nearly 30 percent; and generated record surpluses. While achieving dramatic economic efficiencies, Avon Township expanded services.

With Yingling moving on, current Avon Township Clerk Lisa Rusch is running for supervisor. Rusch will be running with incumbent assessor Chris Ditton, incumbent highway commissioner Tom Brust, and incumbent trustees Mark Feldstein and Randy Evangelides. All ran on the same slate in 2009. They are running again as Avon Action, along with Elona Hamilton for clerk and Christopher Larson and Lisa DeLaMar for trustee.

“Lisa and I didn’t know each other very well when we ran together in 2009,” said Yingling, “but she is a natural leader and organizer. She always has the best interest of the community in mind. There is no one more capable of continuing on the successful path we started.”

Rusch echoes Yingling’s sentiment.

“It has been exciting and challenging to be part of an administration that has redefined local government. I look forward to building on our successes, continuing to collaborate with community organizations, and protecting the tax cuts that we have delivered to the people of Avon Township.”

Submitted by Andrew Kretschmar on behalf of Sam Yingling and Avon Action.

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