DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Bogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.
“I’m humbled by their trust,” Bogusz said Wednesday, after easily defeating 75-year-old former Des Plaines mayor Tony Arredia and fellow alderman Mark Walsten. Arredia left the mayor’s office in 2009, due to Des Plaines’ limit of no more than two consecutive terms.
WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports Bogusz, a freshman Des Plaines alderman, took nearly 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. Arredia got nearly 32 percent, and Walsten got 13 percent.