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Mayor looks to appoint George Lofton to vacant trustee seat, pending Monday board approval

George Lofton could soon fill the recently vacated seat of former Flossmoor Trustee Gyata Kimmons, pending affirmation Monday by the Flossmoor Village Board.

Mayor Paul Braun announced via press release Thursday, Oct. 29, his intention to appoint Lofton to the seat vacated the week before by Kimmons. A Chicago ethics committee forced Kimmons, a registered lobbyist, to choose between his business and serving as an elected official because the ordinance restricted elected officials from lobbying the city of Chicago. Kimmons' clients include Walmart and McDonald's.

If affirmed, Lofton would serve as trustee at least . . .

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