Sugar Grove Trustee Kevin Geary, a candidate for village president in the April 9 election.
Updated: September 20, 2012 10:08AM
SUGAR GROVE — Kevin Geary, a local businessman and member of the Sugar Grove Village since 1999, announced Friday he will run for village president.
He would be challenging incumbent Village President Sean Michels in the spring 2013 election. Michels announced his intention to seek re-election two weeks ago.
Geary, 43, said that during his 14 years on the board, he has worked to bring residents, businesses and other local government bodies together.
If elected village president, he said, he would create small focus groups to explore projects such as maintaining existing infrastructure, Main Street redevelopment, community beautification and incubation of commercial growth.
As a business owner, Geary said, he has the leadership experience and integrity to balance new growth while maintaining the existing community.
“I strongly believe that balanced smart growth is vital to the long term sustainability of our village,” said Geary.
Geary is the owner of Advanced Realty Consultants in Sugar Grove, working with commercial and real estate development.
Geary has been involved in several community groups, including the Lions Club International, Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sugar Grove Veterans Park and Sugar Grove Corn Boil.
“I invite residents and local businesses to join me on the campaign trail and encourage an open discussion of the issues that matter most to them,” he said.
For more information, visit the Kevin Geary for Sugar Grove President website at www.gearyforsugargrove.com or call the campaign office at 630-473-4139.