Mokena's newly elected mayor, Frank Fleischer, is ready to work with newly elected trustees, village administration and others to bring the village economic development. Although he was elected in an unopposed race, Fleischer said that the voter turnout indicated that the village was ready for change.
“People voted for me for a reason,” he said. “Even though I was unopposed, people voted for me. … That tells me people are looking forward to what I said during the campaign. They want economic development in the village of Mokena and I will start doing that as soon as I take office.”
With economic development at the forefront of his mind, Fleischer said he plans to find a way to bring an economic development director position to the village.
“I want to bring that in, I want to sit down with the administration and find out where we can get the money and bring that person in,” he said.
As the election ended, Fleischer said he can move on to doing his main goal: Making Mokena better.
“It's my responsibility to do what I said I was going to do during the campaign.
See what else the newly elected mayor of Mokena had to say about Mokena in the video above.