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Former Alderman Sayyed challenges incumbent John W. Valle

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By Tausif Malik

Oakbrook Terrace resident Ahmed Sayyed is challenging the current incumbent John W. Valle for the position of York Township supervisor.

Sayyed is a former ward 3 Alderman for the City of Oakbrook Terrace. He believes under his leadership York Township, “can do a lot better for its citizens”.

His plan is to develop the team and environment to promote transparency and integrity. Sayyed said that he has questioned spending and transparence, and added that the present township leadership lacks integrity.

He further added that if elected he would tirelessly work to bridge gaps in the community, spending and governance.

York Township is one of the fastest growing suburban areas in Chicago land with an annual budget of $3.5 million for 2012-13.

He said. “York Township has three mandatory functions: administering general assistance to the seniors, youth and needy; maintaining township roads, district highways and bridges and appraising property values. Additionally, I feel that township government should be responsible for filling the gaps in services offered by municipalities. Individuals who can demonstrate the need, but who do not qualify for assistance from federal, state, or local programs should be able to receive help from the township”.

Sayyed concluded by saying that, “As a former Oakbrook Terrace Alderman, and a longtime resident, I understand the needs and concerns of the citizens of York Township. I have seen firsthand the importance of integrity within township government. My background in finance has inculcated a need for fiscal responsibility and a desire to save taxpayers money”.

Sayyed is a Financial Adviser/Broker and has MBA, from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, (1984). He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations & Welfare (Personnel management), from the Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, India. (1976). and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Poona University, Poona, India, (1974).

He is divorced with no children. He has two sisters and a brother that live in the Chicago suburbs and a brother who lives in Texas.

[Tausif Malik is Managing Editor of US-based The Desi Times. He is also Founder of World’s First Muslim Spelling Bee Competition. He is also associated with Indian Muslim Observer as Contributing Editor. He can be contacted at]
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