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Lawson resigns as Schaumburg Township assessor, efficient upon substitute being named

Schaumburg Township Assessor John Lawson
Courtesy of Schaumburg Township

Longtime Schaumburg Township Assessor John Lawson could have both a couple of weeks or 21 months left on the job, relying on the end result of an imminent seek for a possible successor.

Lawson has submitted a letter of resignation efficient upon a professional substitute being named, and intends to weigh in throughout interviews for the place.

The township simply posted the opening with an inventory of necessities and an utility deadline of March 22.

Lawson, who turned assessor 20 years in the past, has moved out of the township to Huntley. However the place is uncommon in having a residency requirement solely to be on the poll, not essentially to serve afterward.

The job additionally is exclusive for its academic certification necessities, which take a while to meet even when the lessons are being provided.

Lawson mentioned his intention to resign has been identified for some time, and the presumption is anybody desirous about the potential of succeeding him will have already got pursued these {qualifications}.

As a result of township elections are partisan, one other requirement for anybody appointed to succeed Lawson earlier than the April 2025 election is that they be a registered Republican.

As such, Schaumburg Township Republican Committeeman Joe Folisi has a proper to make a suggestion, Lawson mentioned.

However a proper nomination could be made by Republican township Supervisor Tim Heneghan to the 4 Democratic trustees to vote on.

Lawson mentioned his concern continues to be discovering a successor who will share the identical philosophy and administration model he has exercised over twenty years of serving the township’s residents, and never somebody with purely political motivations.

He mentioned his resignation letter is worded in a method to not take impact till he’s happy with a nominee.

However even then, there’s a chance Heneghan will likely be unwilling to appoint anybody from among the many candidates, or that the trustees will reject his selection.

In such a situation, Lawson mentioned he’s keen and in a position to serve till the tip of his time period and be succeeded by the winner of the April 2025 election.

That type of succession wouldn’t happen instantly after the election, nonetheless. 4-year assessor phrases align with calendar years and the 2025 victor wouldn’t take workplace till Jan. 1, 2026, Lawson mentioned.

Even in that case, he wouldn’t resign the place early and go away a emptiness within the meantime, he added.

Candidates for a possible appointment can ship the required supplies to the Township Clerk, c/o Human Assets, One Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, or by e mail to [email protected], topic line: Township Assessor Candidate.

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