Jason Eckman, an executive at BRP, is newly elected Sturtevant Village President Jayme Hoffman’s choice to fill the rest of Hoffman’s term as village trustee, according to The Journal Times.
In the Apr. 4 election, Hoffman won the village president seat, defeating Steve Jansen. Hoffman’s move up from trustee to president meant his trustee seat would be vacant.
Hoffman will make the appointment at Tuesday evening’s Village Board meeting after being sworn in as village president.
Hoffman said he’d never met Eckman until after the election, when someone suggested he talk to him about the possibility of joining the board. He said he made his choice after interviewing about seven possible candidates.
Besides being successful professionally, he said Eckman “has good rental properties, he loves the village, he’s a family man, he’s highly educated, he’s very polite, and he’s open-minded.”