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Naperville’s Amy Chavez to give up DuPage County Board District 5 seat for family move out of state – Chicago Tribune

DuPage County Board member Amy Chavez is resigning her District 5 seat.

The last day for the Naperville Democrat will be Aug. 16.

In a Facebook message posted Tuesday afternoon, Chavez said many factors played into her decision, but “mainly, an out-of-state opportunity for my husband’s career.”

“Timing was also a critical component of the decision as we wanted our twins to move prior to the first day of school. This is an exciting opportunity and is the right decision for me and my family,” she said.

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, speaking in a news release Tuesday, said Chavez has been a strong advocate for the DuPage County business community through her role as chair of the board’s economic development committee.

“Her thoughtful approach and dedication to the residents of District 5 is to be commended,” Cronin said.

Chavez was elected to the county board in 2020, and her seat is up for election in November. She is on the ballot for reelection in November.

The District 5 vacancy will be filled by Cronin. Under state election law, a new member must be appointed within 60 days of Chavez’s resignation and must be from the same political party.

The appointee will serve the remainder of Chavez’s term, which expires Dec. 5.

District 5 residents interested in filling the seat should email a resume and a letter of 300 words or less to Cronin at [email protected]

District 5 encompasses portions of Aurora and Naperville.

In her social media post, Chavez said she is grateful to the many people who supported her campaign and election.

“Working for you has been a joy. Doing the work of the people in supporting economic development, sustainability and COVID-19 recovery has been so rewarding,” she said.

Of the three District 5 incumbents running unopposed in the Democratic primary in June, Chavez garnered the most votes with 8,089 followed by Dawn DeSart with 6,544 and Sadia Covert with 5,861.

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