Monticello Alderwoman Paige Chase has announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the Ward 4, Position 2 seat on the Monticello City Council.
Chase was recently appointed by the city council to complete her late husband’s unexpired term on the council. That term expires on December 31. She is seeking the Democratic nomination for the upcoming two-year term, beginning on January 1, 2017.
Chase’s late husband, Dr. Tim Chase held the seat from 2004 until his death in April. He won the Democratic nomination in the March 1 primary election with 63 percent of the vote. He died six weeks later.
Faced with a similar situation two years ago, the Drew County Democratic Party Central Committee members selected a nominee. The committee will meet on May 9.
Paige Chase said it was her husband’s deep love and respect for the city that inspired her to serve.
“My passion to serve has been inspired by Tim’s deep love and respect for Monticello,” Chase said in a news release announcing her intention to seek the nomination. “Whether volunteering for our schools, serving my church, helping out with the local leagues, or serving my community on the Parks Commission, I’ve tried to help my city grow where needed. Today, I am honored by (the) city council’s vote of confidence in my years of service and experience; and would be honored to continue to serve my community on the council.
Chase is the owner of a local dental practice she has managed since 1996 with her late husband of 21 years. She is the mother of two daughters, Summer and Madisyn Chase.
“If elected, I will do my very best to work hard for the future of our children and the community I am raising my children in, serve and love deeply,” Chase said.