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LeClercq Won't Seek Another Term as Village President

Aug 07, 2014 04:05PM ● By Steven Jack

Brian LeClercq

Oswego Village President Brian LeClercq will not seek a third term in office, he confirmed Thursday. 

"It's been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Oswego," LeClercq said. "But I am a believer in term limits, and I figured I should put my money where my mouth is."

LeClercq took the office in 2007 after serving for two years as a village trustee. He is a 1985 graduate of Oswego High School and a fifth generation village resident. 

The next municipal election will be held April 7, 2015. LeClercq said he decided to make the early announcement to allow voters time to get to know the candidates running for the office. 

So far, Oswego Village Trustees Gail Johnson and Tony Giles have announced their candidacy. 
Johnson was elected to the Village Board in 2011, and Giles has been on the board since 2007.

In 2012 Giles lost a bid to become the Republican nominee for the 49th State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. 

LeClercq said he has no immediate plans for an endorsement.

"I’m not interested in endorsements right now," he said. "I think it’s important for all candidates to clearly express their positions, and I look forward to hearing those."

As for his future in public service, LeClercq said he plans to run for Oswego Township Supervisor in 2017. That office is currently held by former village president Jim Detzler.