WHITING — There’s a new councilman within the metropolis’s 1st District, as Nick Suarez was chosen at a caucus held on Saturday morning at Metropolis Corridor to take the place of former Councilman Ken Zubeck.
Zubeck had served on the Metropolis Council since 2004 however resigned on Aug. 23 as a consequence of a deliberate transfer to a different district inside the metropolis.
Suarez, 33, was the one particular person to file the right paperwork within the required time-frame and was thus the one candidate the district’s two precinct committeemen needed to contemplate, and he was elected unanimously.
Suarez, who moved to Whiting as a baby, will serve out the rest of Zubeck’s time period, which expires on the finish of 2023.
Amongst those that watched as Suarez was sworn in by Mayor Steve Spebar was Suarez’s fiancée, Liz. The 2 will marry this coming weekend.
Suarez works on the workers of a big regulation agency headquartered in Chicago and has served on Whiting’s Redevelopment Fee and Board of Zoning Appeals.
“I greater than something simply wish to higher serve my neighborhood and have the ability to have an effect on the sorts of issues which might be occurring,” Suarez stated. “We have quite a bit going for us.”
Suarez stated he desires to work along with his fellow council members and Spebar to proceed the progress town has seen in recent times.