Paddock Lake President Goodson says non-candidacy decision prompted by completed projects

Marlene Goodson

Marlene Goodson

Having completed the work that prompted her to get back into local government drove Paddock Lake President Marlene Goodson’s decision not to run for re-election in April she said Friday.

“I’m going to miss it, but it’s time for me to move on,” Goodson said.

Goodson has a long history in Paddock Lake elected office. She was first elected to the Village Board in 1989, where she served until April 1993, when she won her first term as village president.

In 2000, she stepped down as president for health reasons, but she wasn’t done with local government.

Having recovered her health, she ran again successfully for trustee in 2005  and for village president for a second time around in 2009.

What brought her into government in the first place was her interest in spurring economic development, Goodson said.

But what brought her back in 2005 was opposition to seeing the west side water system being paid for by taxpayers and the size of the waste water treatment plant project, which she wanted to see scaled back.

With the water system to be funded by a tax increment financing district and the waste water treatment plant coming in under budget, Goodson said she felt she could take a break again from Paddock Lake office.

But she will not be entirely out of the public realm. Goodson will retain the position on the Community Library Board as a Paddock Lake representative. She said she expects 2013 to be a banner year for that organization, with several important projects coming to light.


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