Aurora 10th Ward Alderman Lynda Elmore says she will not seek re-election in 2013 and will be moving out of the city.
Ms. Elmore, currently a resident of Stonebridge, has been part of the city council member for the past dozen years and part of various committees, including the wild spending finance committee.
She claims her ward area accomplishments include association with projects such as the Indian Trail extension to Eola road and the I-88 interchange for Eola.
For the most part, Elmore was a "rubber-stamp" for Mayor Tom Weisner, approving tax/fee increases, schemes to reward cronies such as the police palace and looking the other way on the corruption of Aurora.
Several times in recent years, Elmore was potentially a key vote and would act as if she would side with taxpayers, but at the time of the vote, she would go along with the rubber-stamp policy.
We urge taxpayer-focused candidates to emerge and offer a sharp contrast to Ms. Elmore's inabilty to stand up for taxpayers and represent the 10th Ward on the far east side of Aurora, who pay massive taxes and a higher tax rate DOUBLE than people in the "city to the east" of Naperville.
NOTE: Ms. Elmore used city staff and taxpayers resources to announce her retirement.