Lofchie announces run for Aurora’s 10th Ward
By Stephanie Lulay firstname.lastname@example.org October 12, 2012 3:20PM
Updated: November 16, 2012 6:09AM
AURORA — Businessman and attorney Judd Lofchie announced Friday that he will run for 10th Ward alderman.
Lofchie, who has lived on the city’s far East Side for 16 years, said the issues ward voters are most concerned with mimic national issues: taxes and job creation.
“We need to try to expedite or streamline the development process,” Lofchie said.
Lofchie is founder of StreetWise, a non-profit newspaper that aims to help the homeless in Chicago. He is past president of the Rotary Club of Aurora, a Aurora Downtown board member and co-founder of Aurora Business United, a networking group. Lofchie is a commercial Realtor, developer and attorney.
“We need to create incentives for downtown development,” Lofchie said.
He said with a little city help, the city could get a high-tech business incubator up and running in downtown Aurora.
Lofchie said he feels called to run for alderman.
“I deal with city issues on a daily basis in real estate and as a broker and developer. I see things that can be changed,” Lofchie said.
Alderman Lynda Elmore, 10th Ward, said she hasn’t decided if she will run for the post again.
“I’m certainly considering it,” Elmore said Friday.
Elmore was elected in 2001 as Alderman of the city’s 1st Ward, and became alderman of the new 10th Ward after the city’s ward redistricting in 2003.
In 2011, Lofchie lost a four-way bid for Alderman At-large to incumbent Richard Irvin.