Indian American doctor wins Oak Brook Trustee election

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A Chicago-based Indian American doctor and former president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), had run for the trustee seat in Oak Brooks, Illinois.

Dr Suresh Reddy, a prominent community member, has won the election by a big margin on April 7 Tuesday.

Reddy, through the press note, said that he had decided to run with Laurence Herman and James P. Nagle, the other two winning candidates, “because the three of them can address the most critical issues impacting the Oak Brook village better than anyone else, with their unique skills”.

Dr. Reddy and his teammates won all three positions for trustees being contested by six candidates in the election.

The trio accumulated “the three highest unofficial vote totals with 100% of precincts reporting in the election for three four-year terms on the Village Board,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

Dr Reddy, who has been very active in public health issues in his community since the pandemic last year, said: “As a practicing physician, I will use my training and experiences to ensure that appropriate and effective health policies are approved by the board and implemented by our village staff.”

“There are many expert doctors and medical professionals in our community. I will find ways to engage them through informal workgroups or more formal committees if needed to ensure the safety of our residents.”

“I am grateful to the citizens of my hometown Oak Brook and to the key leaders of Oak Brook, including the sitting mayor and members of the governing body of Oak Brook for endorsing and supporting my candidacy to be a Trustee of Oak Brook,” Reddy said.

“As a practicing physician, I will use my training and experiences to ensure that appropriate and effective health policies are approved by the board and implemented by our village staff,” he said.

“There are many expert doctors and medical professionals in our community. I will find ways to engage them through informal workgroups or more formal committees if needed to ensure the safety of our residents.”

Oak Brook Mayor Dr. Gopal Lalmalani and Trustee Moin Saiyed of Oak Brook had endorsed his candidacy saying his leadership skills will benefit the residents of the suburban town in Illinois.

The other Indian American candidate who won a seat in the Chicago local polls was Republican candidate Meghna Bansal as trustee for Wheatland Township in Naperville.

There were a total of 11 candidates vying for the Indian Prairie District 204 Board of Education, including Supna C. Jain, Saba Haider, Rajesh Narayan and Kader Sakkaria, among others. Jain held a lead over her closest contender.