PLANO – Plano Mayor Bob Hausler recently announced he is running for his fourth term in the seat.
Hausler, a native and longtime resident of Plano, confirmed on Monday, Sept. 28 he was running for re-election for the mayor's office. He has been in city government for 14 years, with two of those years serving as alderman.
Hausler said he feels that the city has moved forward under his leadership. He said he wanted to run again for re-election because he likes helping people and serving his community.
“I love the city and I want to continue to do that,” Hausler said.
If he were to win the election for the seat in April 2021, Hausler said his top priorities would include improving economic development in the city and using it to help relieve residents of property tax burdens they may have. He said the city has done work to improve a lot of their parks and he would like to see that work continue.
“Especially now with the way that COVID-19 is, it’s nice to have open spaces and places for residents to come to and do outdoor activities,” Hausler said.
Hausler said he has truly appreciated the support he has gotten from residents up to this point.
“And I would appreciate future support from the residents,” he said.
Hausler said he was unaware of anyone else who has taken out petitions to run for mayor.
Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette said Monday candidates for municipal mayors or village presidents would file their respective petitions with their city clerks. However, she said, she wasn't aware of whether anyone else has picked up election packets for the seat from the county clerk's office.
Plano City Clerk Kathy Miller said Monday she also was unaware of anyone else announcing their candidacy for mayor or picking up their petitions and candidate packets for the seat.
Hausler said he has always loved Plano since his parents moved to the city after he was born in February 1951. He said he has lived at his current home since about 1984 and has since retired from working at nearby Caterpillar.
“It’s truly been an honor to be the mayor of the city that I grew up in,” Hausler said.