The work of the Flossmoor Village Board will continue under the direction of the current board members. Incumbent Jim Mitros was re-elected, and incumbents Rosalind Mustafa and George Lofton, who were appointed to the board, won election to full four-year terms.
Newcomer Arlene M. “Sugar” Al-Amin finished in fourth place.
In the unofficial results from the Cook County Clerk’s website, Mitros received 959 votes, or 24.67%; Mustafa received 1,091, or 28.06%; George Lofton received 1,110, or 28.55%; and Al-Amin received 728, or 18.72%.
Mitros is completing his 28th year on the village board. He said his future goals as a trustee are to support the work of the police and fire departments and public works staff, and to recruit more business.
“We’re going to work to keep our lifestyle up. We have great services we want to improve on those,” he said.
Mustafa, who was appointed to the board in October 2021, said Tuesday, “I’m grateful for this opportunity and I think four years will give me a chance to learn more and actually be a better part of the six of us (on the board) who work well together.”
Her win to a full four-year term also gives her a chance to “look with a longer view and just look forward to serving the residents in a way possibly you’ll be able to achieve and possibly see some of the results of your work.”
Lofton, who was appointed to the board in 2020, is finishing a two-year term. This election gives him a full term on the board. He will continue to be a advocate for a strong business base in Flossmoor, “particularly restaurants and entertainment, retail shopping and this is what I’m hearing from my neighbors,” he said. The village has 38 acres for development and recently hired a firm to solicit businesses to come to Flossmoor.
Lofton said he “will always be an advocate for safety and keeping our police force equipped and with training so they can continue to to protect us and serve us as they have for many years.”
Village Clerk Gina LoGalbo was unopposed in her re-election bid.