Ruzicka pondering second run for Glencoe president
Updated: September 17, 2012 12:44PM
GLENCOE — After eight years in the background, Tony Ruzicka is thinking about a second act in Glencoe politics.
Ruzicka said Tuesday that he’s pondering submitting his name to the Glencoe Caucus, asking for slating as village president. In 2005, he was turned down by the Caucus after one term, a rarity in Glencoe.
“Maybe I’ll let the Caucus know what they didn’t pick,” he said.
Ruzicka said that the controversial letter of intent he penned during his one term with a developer looking to build a hotel on the edge of Glencoe Golf Club land didn’t bind the village to the project, “and did nothing but defend the village” against inordinate height and size.
He also took credit for helping various businesses stay in Glencoe, and attracting car dealerships that moved here.
“I still work real hard for a living, 70 hours a week,” said Ruzicka, an auditor of nonprofit organizations. “I have to decide if I want any time for myself, or not.”