(As reported by Bonnie MacKay in The Lombardian Newspaper)
Lombard, Illinois: With encouragement from a number of people and a lot of ideas he would like to see implemented, another Lombardian resident Moon Khan has confirmed he will seek the village president’s post in the upcoming election.
“Lombard has given me so much, I just think it is my time to give something back,” Moon Khan said on Monday after confirming that he is currently collecting signatures for his nominating petitions and will run in the spring.
Khan, a native of Muzaffarpur in Bihar, has been a Lombard resident for 12 years since moving here from Chicago. “I want to interact with people,” Khan said, adding that one of the ideas he would like to see implemented would be “real time public participation.”
Khan, who is a consultant in the information technology field, said he would like to see residents be able to put a question on the village’s Web site. That way the question could be addressed by the proper committee or commission at the next meeting.
According to Khan’s campaign literature, the group supports term limits, unity in diversity, fiscal responsibility (less is more), and homeowner and business-owner friendly village codes.
“God gave me this place and Lombard gave me the opportunity,” said Khan, a former York Township trustee.